Wage Enhancement Grant 

Overview of the Wage Enhancement Grant (WEG)/Home Child Care Enhancement Grant (HCCEG) Initiative


The wage enhancement grant will support an increase of up to $2 per hour, plus 17.5 percent benefits. The Home Child Care Enhancement Grant (HCCEG) will support an increase of up to $20 per day for home child care providers contracted with a licensed home child care agency. In addition to this, the ministry will provide an additional supplemental grant of $150 for each eligible centre based FTE or home visitor FTE and $50 for each eligible home child care provider.


The goals of the enhancement are to:

  • close the wage gap between RECE wages in the school board and licensed child care sectors;
  • stabilize licensed child care operators by helping them retain RECEs/child care staff; and,
  • support greater employment and income security.

These goals support the ministry’s priorities to:

  • stabilize and transform the existing child care system to increase program reliability for parents and support consistent, higher quality child care services to support children’s learning and development; and,
  • support licensed home child care agencies and strengthen the licensed home child care system.

Contact Us

  • Office Address: 220 Colborne Street E, Brantford, Ontario, N3R 3T5
  • Telephone: 519-759-3330
  • Fax: 519-756-2932
  • Email: ChildCareServices@brantford.ca
  • Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed on holidays)

French Language

Please contact our office if you require WEG information in French.