Health & Safety funding is allocated to support current infrastructure and promote quality environments for children.

The Toronto Child Care Service Plan 2015 – 2019 includes a Child Care Capital Strategy which sets out principles and priorities for allocating capital funds.

Health & Safety funding will be considered within the context of the Capital Strategy and will be allocated to support current infrastructure and promote quality environments for children. The level of funding available each year is approved by City Council and may vary from year to year.

Applications will be accepted from licensed child care centres who have a Service Agreement for Child Care Fee Subsidy with the City of Toronto.

The application cycle for this funding is continuous to allow the City to respond to the child care community’s needs.

Applications will be accepted throughout the year. They will be reviewed quarterly with funding allocated in March, June, September and December.


  • In the event of multiple Health and Safety projects at one location, operators must complete one application form for each project.
  • Project funding level must be minimum $5,000 to a maximum of $50,000.
  • Funding will not be approved for: air conditioning for shared space in schools; playground structures; artificial turf; and moving costs.
  • A partial advance payment option will be considered where the agency demonstrates a need and meets the City’s criteria. A letter of request and copy of agency’s most recent monthly financial statement is required where agency is requesting an advance payment.
  • A Children’s Services Consultant will visit the program to review completion of the project prior to approval for payment.

Download and complete the application.

Email the completed application along with applicable supporting documents to:

  • Applicants will be notified once their request has been received.
  • Approved requests will receive confirmation of a funding allocation.
  • Payment will be processed once invoices are received, project is completed and verified by an onsite visit by visit Consultant, and proof of payment may be verified at that time.
  • Payments will be issued by direct deposit only.