Act

Regulatory Registry Posting related to the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 and reference to the federal Canada Child Benefit.

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Act
Bill or Act:
Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014
Summary of Decision:
Amendments to Section 9 of Ontario Regulation 138/15 (Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014) were made in June 2016 to update language, where appropriate, and ensure the new consolidated federal child benefit (CCB) would be treated in the same manner as its predecessor benefits when parents and families are applying for a child care fee subsidy.

Federal child benefits were previously referenced in regulation specifically as the Canada Child Tax Benefit Notice. Section 9 of Ontario Regulation 138/15 outlines how parents can apply for fee subsidy to help with the costs of child care. As part of this application they were required to submit a Canada Child Tax Benefit Notice to support the income test that determines fee subsidy amounts.

The amendment replaced references to the "Canada Chid Tax Benefit Notice" with a generic reference to "a payment under 122.61 of the Income Tax Act (Canada)."

This change ensures the new Canada Child Benefit is recognized appropriately under the CCEYA and the fee subsidy application process. This change was technical in nature and does not impact the amount of fee subsidy received by families.

The changes were not posted for public consultation because they were minor and technical in nature and were required to be in place prior to the federal government changes that came into effect in July 2016.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
17-EDU002
Posting Date:
Summary of Proposal:
As part of the federal government's commitment in its 2016 Budget it passed a bill in July 2016 that provided a new monthly Canada Child Benefit (CCB) for low and middle income families. This benefit consolidated and replaced the Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) and the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB).

For purposes of child care fee subsidies, "adjusted income" used to determine eligibility and calculate the amount of the parental contribution means adjusted income as defined in section 122.6 of the Income Tax Act (Canada). In other words, income is net income from line 236 of both spouses on the income tax return less any UCCB payments received. As a result, recipients of child care fee subsidies are not be affected by the implementation of the CCB as it is no longer necessary to subtract UCCB payments as of July 1, 2016.

Amendments to Section 9 of Ontario Regulation 138/15 (Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014) were made in June 2016 to update language, where appropriate, and ensure the new consolidated federal child benefit (CCB) would be treated in the same manner as its predecessor benefits when parents and families are applying for a child care fee subsidy.
Contact Address:
Ministry of Education
Early Years Division
Mowat Block, 24th floor
900 Bay St.
Queen's Park
Toronto ON M7A 1L2
Fax: 416 212 4714
Effective Date:
July 1, 2016
Decision:
Approved