Doly Begum MPP, Scarborough Southwest

Government of Ontario

What supports are available to parents?

Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario government has announced that schools and child care centres will remain closed until at least Monday 4 May to protect the health and safety of students and staff.

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

All parents are eligible if you have a child who is:

  • $200 for children aged 0 to 12
  • $250 for children or youth aged 0 to 21 with special needs

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

Find out if you are eligible and how to apply.