Service Agreements for Early Years Programs
The City enters into a legal contract with community organizations to deliver early learning and child care services to Toronto families. These contracts include service agreements to provide child care for children whose family receives a Child Care Fee Subsidy.
Service Agreement for Child Care Fee Subsidy
The City invites not-for-profit child care operators to apply for a Service Agreement for Child Care Fee Subsidy. We look for not-for-profit organizations who are committed to providing accessible, equitable, high quality services that welcome all families and are responsive to local community needs.
A Service Agreement for Fee Subsidy may be available to licensed, not-for-profit child care operators who meet all financial, operating and licensing requirements and comply with all legislative requirements and City Policies.
To apply for a new or revise an existing Service Agreement, please fill out a copy of the application form:
For new Service Agreements, a notarized Declaration of Not-for-Profit Status must accompany the application:
Email your completed documents to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require assistance, contact the Children’s Services Consultant listed on the A-Z List of Licensed Child Care Centres.
Upon receipt, the City will assess the applicant’s:
- ability to respond to current service priorities; and
- alignment with municipal and provincial policies and objectives.
A letter advising whether the application will proceed to the next stage of review will be emailed within 30 days of receipt of the application.
If the application proceeds, a Children’s Services Consultant will contact the program to advise of the documents required for the next stage of review.
Applicants will be assessed for:
- program efficiency and sustainability; and
- financial soundness of the organization.
Programs that proceed to the final stage of review will be assessed for General Operating Funding eligibility.
Once all requirements have been met, a determination of funding levels and approval of a Service Agreement will begin.
An application may be rejected at any stage of the process.
The application process may take up to one year to complete.