• Norfolk: 519-426-6170 or 519-582-3579 | Haldimand: 905-318-6623

You may be eligible for Child Care Fee Subsidy, a program that helps families pay for licensed child care and qualified recreation programs.

Do I qualify?

You may be eligible for help with child care costs if you live in Haldimand or Norfolk, and have a child or children that require care and at least one of the following apply:

  • You are employed
  • You are attending school
  • You are retraining
  • You are a parent with special needs or therapeutic needs
  • You have a child with special needs or therapeutic needs

How much will I be required to pay?

Your contribution towards the cost of care, if any, will be based on the results of an income test.  Check out our Child Care Fee Subsidy Calculator.

To use this Child Care Fee Subsidy Calculator, you will need the information from line 236 from your most recent Income Tax – Notice of Assessment (NOA) as well as your spouse’s (if applicable). Or your family’s net income amount from your most recent Canada Child Tax (CCTB) notice.

What childcare provider can I use?

Child Care Fee Subsidy can assist with cost of licensed child care or qualified recreation programs, including licensed home child care.

Types of care can include:

  • Full/half daycare (infants, toddlers, preschoolers)
  • Before and After School
  • PA Day, March Break, Christmas, Summer Camps

To register for a licenced program or to see a list of licensed centres in Haldimand and Norfolk visit www.haldimandnorfolkonelist.ca

To apply for Child Care Fee Subsidy:

Call 519-426-6170 or 905-318-6623, 519-582-3579 ext. 3745 for more information.   You will be asked questions about your family, your income, and your child care needs.


After an interview is scheduled, you will be asked to have specific documents for the interview. A reminder listing which documents you will need will be mailed to you after you have booked your appointment. Read on to find information about the application process.