The Ministry of Education is providing financial support to parents to assist with the costs of educational resources during school and child care closures as a result of Ontario’s declared emergency to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Parents are eligible for a one-time per child payment of:
  • $200 for children aged 0-12, or
  • $250 for children with special needs aged 0-21.
Parents/guardians must submit one application per child. Only one parent / guardian may apply for each child. The parent / guardian who applies should have custody of the child.

If you applied for funding related to labour disruptions through the Support for Parents program on or before April 2, 2020, and you received payment through direct deposit, you are not required to re-apply for funding for the Support for Families program. You will receive email confirmation with a reference number and the Support for Families funding through direct deposit within the next two weeks.

Before beginning this application, please have your banking information ready.

This payment will be provided through direct deposit. If you are unable to provide banking information and require a cheque, you may submit a special request for one. Please note that processing of cheques may take up to several months from the date of application.

Note that you may be contacted to verify the information you are providing through this application.

For more information please visit Ontario.ca/SupportForFamilies

Child Information

Date of birth:
   
 

Parent/Guardian Information


Banking Information

Get your payment

This payment will be made through direct deposit. If you do not have a bank account, you may submit a request for a cheque. Payments requested by cheque may take up to several months to process from the date of application. Once you submit your application, your payment option cannot be changed.
Please note: if you have already applied for Support for Parents due to the recent labour disruptions and selected cheque as the preferred payment method, your preferred payment method can be updated here to reflect direct deposit information provided in this application.

Note: If you change the preferred payment method to direct deposit, the amount will be deposited to the account provided in the Banking Information section of this application.
 

Direct deposit

This payment will be made through direct deposit. You must provide your banking information to receive this payment through direct deposit. It will take a minimum of two weeks to receive your payment.

Cheque

If you do not have a bank account, you may submit a request for a cheque. Payments requested by cheque may take up to several months to process from the date of application. Please submit your request for a cheque by emailing SupportforFamilies@ontario.ca and providing your application reference number.
   
Attestation
  I attest that the information I have provided in this application is accurate and true. I understand that, if information appears incorrect, I may be provided an opportunity to correct it. I also understand that if Support for Families money is paid out to me and the information relied on is later determined to be incorrect, I may be required to repay that money.
The Ministry of Education collects your personal information on this form pursuant to paragraph 3 of subsection 8.1(1) of the Education Act. Your personal information will be used for the purpose of administering and evaluating the Support for Parents program and the Support for Families. Your personal information may also be disclosed to the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, the Ministry of Finance, and other Ontario government ministries for the purpose of administering the program.

By applying to the Support for Families program, you also consent to the Ministry indirectly collecting personal information about you for the purpose of administering the program. By agreeing to this collection of personal information, you are also confirming that the information you have provided is accurate and true, and that you are not making a fraudulent claim. To that end, the Ministry of Education may conduct audits from time to time on the information provided under this program to prevent or detect fraudulent claims.

If your child is enrolled in public school, information that you provide in this form will be verified against other Ministry of Education records to ensure eligibility for the Support for Families program.

You are required to attest that the information you have provided is accurate and true. If information appears incorrect, you may be provided an opportunity to correct it. If Support for Families money is paid out to you and the information relied on is later determined to be incorrect, you may be required to repay that money.

“Administering” the program includes planning and delivering the Support for Families program, as well as evaluating, monitoring, and preventing or detecting fraud or unauthorized receipt of payments in the use of the program, and recovering unauthorized payments.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information as collected on this form, you may contact the Support for Families Helpline at 888-444-3770.



Accessibility
We are committed to providing accessible customer service. If required, we can arrange for an accessible format that meets your needs. Contact us at SupportforFamilies@ontario.ca.

Help
For assistance or questions regarding this submission, please contact the Support for Families Helpline at 888-444-3770.
Our helpline is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern time), excluding holidays.
TTY (for the hearing impaired): 1-800-268-7095