The Government of Québec has implemented measures to ensure that all children from an early age have an equal opportunity, in particular by enabling those most underprivileged to have access to quality educational childcare. They will thus be better prepared for their transition into school and will have every opportunity to develop their full potential.
The Reduced Contribution Regulation grants certain parents the right to free childcare. In other words, they are not required to pay a contribution when their child attends a subsidized childcare services provider. The parent of a child under 5 years of age on September 30, who receives a benefit pursuant to the Social Assistance Program, the Social Solidarity Program, the Youth Alternative Program, the Aim for Employment Program (programs under the Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité Sociale), or the Income Security Program for Cree Hunters and Trappers is eligible for exemption from the basic contribution for up to 5 days a week.
Documents to provide:
Application to Determine Eligibility for Reduced Contribution form must be duly completed by the parent.
- Proof that the parent is receiving benefits from one of the above-mentioned programs. Any document that serves as proof that the person receives benefits may be accepted as proof of eligibility for the exemption. A parent may provide, for example, an attestation signed by an officer from the local employment centre or a copy of their claim booklet.
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