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Support for families with children – Information and how to apply

Today the Government of Ontario announced the Support For Families programs.

To access the Government of Ontario page and to apply click link https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-support-families

INFORMATION AS PER THE GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO WEBSITE

Get support for families

About support for families

While schools and child care centres are closed, parents can apply for direct funding to offset the cost of buying materials to support their children’s learning, while they practice self-isolation and physical distancing.

Eligible parents will receive a one-time per child payment of:

This funding can help parents with the costs of work books, educational apps, educational subscription services, movies and other tools to support learning at home.

Parents refers to parents, guardians, and caregivers.

Eligibility

There is no income cap on this program. All parents are eligible if you have a child who is:

If you have more than one child, you must submit one application per child.

 Before you apply, please note:

You are still eligible if you are a health care or front-line worker who is using emergency, 24-hour child care centres.

Support for families versus support for parents

You may already qualify for Support for Families.

Support for Parents was financial support that was available to parents during education strikes. Learn more about support for parents.

If you did not apply or receive funding through support for parents, you must submit a new application to get the Support for Families funding.

Apply

Step 1: gather the required information

To complete the application, you will need:

Step 2: complete the application

Applications can only be submitted online.

Apply online now

Step 3: confirmation

After you submit your application, you will receive an:

We may contact you to verify the information you provided through this application.

Get your payment

You will get the payment through direct deposit.

If you are unable to provide banking information and require a cheque, you may submit a special request for one. Simply indicate this on the application.

Please note that processing cheques may take up to several months from the date you apply.  

Get help  

We are here to help.

Call us at:
Toll-free:  1-888-444-3770
Toll-free TTY:  1-800-268-7095

Email us at supportforfamilies@ontario.ca

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