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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Government Offering Compensation To Parents Affected By Teachers Strikes

Ontario | by Bayshore News Staff  

It is offering parents up to $60 a day for childcare, if teachers strike action continues.

Ontario's education minister Stephen Lecce says the government is offering parents up to $60 a day for childcare, if teachers strike action continues.

Eligible parents of children up to age 12 (Grade 7), or up to age 21 for children and youth with special needs, in a publicly funded school, qualify for:

  • $60 per day for children aged 0 to 6 who are not yet enrolled in school, but attend a school-based child care centre that is required to close on account of a strike
  • $40 per day for students in junior (JK) or senior kindergarten (SK)
  • $25 per day for students in grades 1 to 7
  • $40 total per day for students in JK to Grade 12 (or aged 21 and under) with special needs

Eligibility is limited to parents whose children are enrolled in a school or attending a school-based child care centre that is fully closed due to a strike.

Parents are eligible for support if their:

  • children are not yet enrolled in school, but attend a school-based child care centre that has closed on account of the strike
  • children are in junior kindergarten up to and including Grade 7 in a publicly-funded school that has closed on account of a labour disruption
  • children have special needs and are in junior kindergarten up to and including Grade 12 (or up to age 21) in a publicly-funded school that has closed on account of a labour disruption

Parents can sign up for this money online.

For more details, please click here

 

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