Information on financial support for eligible parents during strikes
January 15, 2020
On January 15, the government announced that eligible parents may be provided with compensation for each day that their children are out of class on account of provincial job action.
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
For further details on financial support and to apply online, please visit the government website: https://www.ontario.ca/page/education-contract-talks-stay-updated.
Parents are asked to send their questions to the government by visiting their website or calling 888-444-3770.