Children's Services

Provincial Wage Enhancement 2017

Toronto Children's Services is the administrator of the Provincial Wage Enhancement (PWE), announced by the Provincial Government in January 2015 for all licensed child care in Toronto.

Consistent with the government's ongoing commitment, the 2017 Provincial Wage Enhancement (PWE) will continue to support an increase of up to $2 per hour, plus 17.5 per cent benefits for eligible centre-based staff and home visitors.

The Home Child Care Enhancement Grant (HCCEG) will support an increase of up to $20 per day in 2017 for home child care providers.

The current salary cap of $26.27 will be increased by approximately 1.5% to $26.68. The base daily fees cap for HCCEG will also increase in 2017 from $262.70 to $266.80

The 2017 PWE Guidelines and the application were released on February 22 with the submission due on April 7, 2017. Operators were notified their applications approval status on May 19, 2017 and received first payment in the week of June 12, 2017.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please feel free to send an e-mail to

2017 Application process

This section contains the application and supporting information for licensed child care operators.

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2017 Application status

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2017 Approvals and Payments

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