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Wage Enhancement

Child Care Wage Enchancement/Home Child Care Enhancement Grant

The Ontario Government has made an ongoing funding commitment to support a wage enhancement for eligible child care professionals working in licensed child care settings.

This Wage Enhancement/Home Child Care Enhancement Grant (HCCEG) will help to retain RECEs and support access to stable, high quality child care programs for children in Ontario.

In 2018, the wage enhancement grant supports an increase of up to $2.00/hour plus 17.5% benefits for eligible licensed program staff and home visitors. In addition, the HCCEG supports and increase of up to $20 per day for eligible home child care providers contracted with a licensed home child care agency.

The wage enhancement goals include:

  • Close the wage gap between RECE’s working in the school board & licensed child care sectors
  • Stabilize licensed child care operators by helping them to retain RECEs/child care staff
  • Support greater employment and income security


All licensed child care centres and home child care agencies are eligible to apply for wage enhancement/HCCEG funding. Beginning in 2018, licensed centres or agencies created in 2018 are eligible to apply for wage enhancement of HCCEG in the year the program begins operations.

Application Forms

To apply for the 2018 wage enhancement grant, please review the instruction documents. You can download, complete and submit the application form by February 21, 2018.
Please note that applications will not be accepted after the due date of February 21, 2018.

Please direct all questions or inquiries to:

Carole Keeping
Manager, Human Services
County of Oxford
21 Reeve St P.O. Box 1614
Woodstock ON | N4S 7Y3