CWELCC Application

Attn:  Lanark County Child Care Licensees

The application to apply to the Lanark County to the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) is now available online.  Deadline to apply is September 1, 2022, although we strongly encourage all applications to be completed ASAP.

For additional information regarding the process, application or the program itself, all Licensees are encouraged to contact Emily Cassell at




Canada-Wide Early Learning

and Child Care (CWELCC) Agreement

The federal and provincial governments recently signed the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care agreement aimed at making child care more affordable for families.

If you have a child under 6 years in licensed child care and the centre chooses to participate in the agreement, you may receive a 25% child care fee reduction as of April 1, 2022.  An additional 25% fee reduction is also set to occur by the end of 2022.

If your licensed child care provider decides to participate and is approved, they will let you know when you can receive your refund. If your provider decides not to participate in the agreement, they must let you know.

Once we receive more information from the provincial government, Lanark County will be creating an application process to make it easy for your licensed child care provider to apply to a part of the agreement. While this process may take a few months, you will still receive a refund retroactive to April 1, 2022.  Refunds will be made early 2023.

We encourage parents/caregivers to reach out to their child care providers for any questions related to whether your child care provider intends to apply to participate in the agreement.

Need help covering the cost of licensed child care? Learn more about opportunities for a child care subsidy.


Please find information from the Federal Government, please visit:


Communication from the Provincial Government to parents (dated March 28, 2022):


Welcome to Lanark County Children's Services, how can we help?

Parents and Guardians

Licensed child care brochure

Fee subsidy

Special needs support

EarlyON play groups

Child Care Providers

Fee subsidy

Wage enhancement funding

Getting licensed

Early Childhood Educators

Professional development opportunities

Becoming an Early Childhood Educator

About Children's Services

We administer funding under the Provincial Child Care and Early Years Act which helps make licensed child care affordable.


For more information about Lanark County Children's Services and the direction and steps that we have taken to make Child Care and Early On programs available and accessible to everyone please check out our service plan created in 2019.

Lanark County Children's Service System Plan



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