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[ONTARIO] School strike support payments

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[ONTARIO] School strike support payments

For anyone with kids affected by potential school strike (up to grade 7), as you know government is promising payments for each day teachers strike. Basically taking the savings from not paying teachers and re-distributing to parents. You have to sign up for it though, which you can do at link below. Enter your kids info, school and bank details, and supposedly they will start making payments 2 weeks later and then weekly if it turns into a full blown strike.
https://www.iaccess.gov.on.ca/ParentApp ... ndex.xhtml
https://www.ontario.ca/page/education-c ... ay-updated

$60 per day for children aged 0 to 6 who are not yet enrolled in school, but attend a school-based child care centre that is required to close on account of a strike
$40 per day for students in junior (JK) or senior kindergarten (SK)
$25 per day for students in grades 1 to 7
$40 total per day for students in JK to Grade 12 (or aged 21 and under) with special needs
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rob444 wrote: For anyone with kids affected by potential school strike (up to grade 7), as you know government is promising payments for each day teachers strike. Basically taking the savings from not paying teachers and re-distributing to parents. You have to sign up for it though, which you can do at link below. Enter your kids info, school and bank details, and supposedly they will start making payments 2 weeks later and then weekly if it turns into a full blown strike.
https://www.iaccess.gov.on.ca/ParentApp ... ndex.xhtml
https://www.ontario.ca/page/education-c ... ay-updated

$60 per day for children aged 0 to 6 who are not yet enrolled in school, but attend a school-based child care centre that is required to close on account of a strike
$40 per day for students in junior (JK) or senior kindergarten (SK)
$25 per day for students in grades 1 to 7
$40 total per day for students in JK to Grade 12 (or aged 21 and under) with special needs
Thanks for the links. If my kid (gr 4) is in daycare for those days that the teachers are on strike would I still qualify? I'm confused about the conditions of who would be eligible. Thanks.

EDIT: Nevermind. I found my answer in the 2nd link. I'm not eligible. I didn't hear this part on the news last night or they talked so fast that I didn't catch it.
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ds2chan wrote: Thanks for the links. If my kid (gr 4) is in daycare for those days that the teachers are on strike would I still qualify? I'm confused about the conditions of who would be eligible. Thanks.
Everyone is eligible, what you do with the money is up to you. There is no requirement to actually have your kid registered in a daycare (unless you have a kid that has not entered school yet, but is in a daycare located inside a school that needs to close).
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ONTARIO PARENTS ONLY – (Sorry if repost...) Let's try to not get into the politics of the work stoppage, and the payment. (This is RFD of course, and it is free money...) The Government of Ontario is supplying parents with a payment for each work stoppage day. Sign up on the site and you are eligible for the payment on each work stoppage day. Eligibility is limited to parents whose children are enrolled in a school or attending a school-based child care centre that is fully closed due to a strike.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/education-c ... ay-updated

Parents are eligible for support if their:
  • children are not yet enrolled in school, but attend a school-based child care centre that has closed on account of the strike
  • children are in junior kindergarten up to and including Grade 7 in a publicly-funded school that has closed on account of a labour disruption
  • children have special needs and are in junior kindergarten up to and including Grade 12 (or up to age 21) in a publicly-funded school that has closed on account of a labour disruption

Eligible parents of children up to age 12 (Grade 7), or up to age 21 for children and youth with special needs, in a publicly funded school, qualify for:

  • $60 per day for children aged 0 to 6 who are not yet enrolled in school, but attend a school-based child care centre that is required to close on account of a strike
  • $40 per day for students in junior (JK) or senior kindergarten (SK)
  • $25 per day for students in grades 1 to 7
  • $40 total per day for students in JK to Grade 12 (or aged 21 and under) with special needs
  • A student with special needs means any student reported to be receiving special education programs or services by their school board. This does not include students formally identified as being Gifted, who are receiving special education programs and services.

Applications for special needs funding are validated against school board records of students receiving special education programs or services.
You are not eligible if your child goes to a child care centre that is based outside of a school.
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Really HOTTTTT deal !!! Link to signup ??
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I wish I could see how well the Province will vet this by signing my "kid" up for it...but defrauding the govt may cause some issues lol.

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Nice, $40 is $40.

Maybe those substitute teachers who deserve a permanent job can step in?
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alanbrenton wrote: Nice, $40 is $40.

Maybe those substitute teachers who deserve a permanent job can step in?
They are on strike too.
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ds2chan wrote: EDIT: Nevermind. I found my answer in the 2nd link. I'm not eligible. I didn't hear this part on the news last night or they talked so fast that I didn't catch it.
What do you mean, of course you are eligible. Everyone with kids in grades JK - 7 is, and then some. Grade 4 kid would net you $25 from this. Them being also in a daycare for strike days is irrelevant. In fact the $25 is supposed to be used to pay for that daycare as a result of the strike.
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rob444 wrote: What do you mean, of course you are eligible. Everyone with kids in grades JK - 7 is, and then some. Grade 4 kid would net you $25 from this. Them being also in a daycare for strike days is irrelevant. In fact the $25 is supposed to be used to pay for that daycare as a result of the strike.
It was the below sentence that I thought determine eligibility. The daycare at my son's school will still be open. I guess I'll just sign up anyways.
If your child is not enrolled in school and is attending a child care centre in a school that has closed on account of the labour disruption, enter the name below. Please note, children attending child care centres based in locations outside of schools will not be impacted by a labour disruption and therefore will not qualify for financial support.
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