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Wage Enhancement

Child Care Wage Enchancement/Home Child Care Enhancement Grant

As outlined in the 2018 Ontario Child Care Management and Funding Guidelines, the Ontario Government made a commitment to support a wage enhancement for eligible child care professionals working in licensed child care settings.

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

The 2019 wage enhancement grant will continue to support an increase of up to $2.00 per hour plus 17.5% benefits for eligible centre-based staff and home visitors. The HCCEG will support an increase of up to $20 per day in 2019 for eligible home child care providers.

The wage enhancement goals include:

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


All licensed child care centres and home child care agencies are eligible to apply for wage enhancement/HCCEG funding. Eligibility is based on an application process.

Application Forms

To apply for the 2019 wage enhancement grant, please review the instruction documents. You can download, complete and submit the application form by February 28, 2019.

Please note that applications will not be accepted after the due date of February 28, 2019.

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