Child Care Subsidy


Amendments have been made to the Child Care Regulation under The Community Child Care Standards Act, that support a 45 per cent increase to net household income thresholds and allowable deductions resulting in expanded eligibility to the Child Care Subsidy Program effective February 6, 2022.

For more information, see Questions & Answers.

The Child Care Subsidy Program provides provincial support to eligible families to help with the cost of care by reducing child care fees for children from the ages of 12 weeks to 12 years.

Your eligibility depends on various factors including:

  • income
  • the number and age of your children
  • the number of days required for care
  • the reason for care

Subsidy Eligibility Estimator

NOTICE: New subsidy threshold rates will be effective in the Subsidy Eligibility Estimator, effective February 6, 2022.

The subsidy eligibility estimator will help you to estimate if you may be eligible for a subsidy, and if so, the amount of subsidy you may be eligible for. Please use the Subsidy Eligibility Estimator before filling out a subsidy application.


Subsidy Application

To be able to use the online subsidy application, you must first register. When you register, a user name and password will be provided to you. Registration allows you to save and view your application for up to 30 days.

Register or log in to your Subsidy Application


Foster Child Subsidy Applications

Foster Agencies can login to their accounts on the Foster Child Subsidy Application page to complete and submit foster child subsidy applications online. If you do not yet have an account set up, please contact


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can I contact for more information about applying for a child care subsidy? 
Child Care Subsidy Program
100 -114 Garry Street, Winnipeg MB R3C 4V4
Phone: 204-945-8195 (in Winnipeg)
Toll-free: 1-877-587-6224  Fax: 204-948-2143
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Early Learning and Child Care Program 210-114 Garry Street, Winnipeg MB R3C 4V4


Phone: 204-945-0776 Toll-free: 1-888-213-4754 Fax: 204-948-2625 TTY: 204-945-3724

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m