The Ministry of Education is providing financial support to parents to assist with costs they will be incurring on account of a labour disruption.

Financial support will be provided for each day of school missed due to labour disruption.

Parents/guardians must submit one application per child. Only one parent may apply for each child.

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The Ministry of Education is winding down the Support for Parents program. All paper applications must be received by June 12, 2020 and all online applications must be received by June 26, 2020.

This funding does not apply while schools are closed from March 14-May 31, 2020, as a precautionary measure due to COVID-19.

Student Information

Date of birth:
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.

Parent/Guardian Information

Banking Information

Get your payment

There are two options: You can choose to have money sent using direct deposit or cheque. Once you submit your application, your payment option cannot be changed.

Direct deposit

You can get weekly payments through direct deposit. You must provide banking information if you choose this option. It will take a minimum of two weeks to receive your first payment. Direct deposit payments will be issued on a weekly basis thereafter.


You can wait for a cheque to be mailed to you. If you choose to be paid by cheque, you will receive one cheque for the total amount that is owed to you at the end of all labour disruptions. The end of the labour disruptions will occur when signed and ratified agreements have been reached with all labour partners.

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. 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 Parents 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. Information that you provide in this form will be verified against other Ministry of Education records to ensure eligibility for the Support for Parents program. If information appears incorrect, you may be provided an opportunity to correct it. If Support for Parents 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 Parents 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 Parents Helpline at 888-444-3770.

For assistance or questions regarding this submission, please contact the Support for Parents Helpline at 888-444-3770.
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