Child Care Subsidy Program

The Child Care Subsidy is a monthly payment from the BC government that helps eligible BC families to meet the costs of child care.

Can be used to help pay for the following types of care:

  • Licensed or license-not-required family child care facilities;
  • Licensed group child care centres, out-of-school programs, preschool programs;
  • The child's own home.

A calculation that takes into account income and family size determines eligibility for either a full or partial subsidy.

A person may be eligible for a Child Care Subsidy if they:

  • Are working and family income is below a certain level.
  • Are seeking work.
  • Are attending school or training for jobs programs.
  • Have child care recommended by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD).
  • Have a medical condition which interferes with their ability to care for their child.

Please inquire how COVID 19 protocols have changed this program

Address / Contact Info

Child Care Subsidy Service Centre
Box 9953 Stn Prov Govt Victoria, BCV8W 9R3

Phone Numbers

Toll-free: 1-888-338-6622
Fax (toll-free): 1-877-544-0699

Web Links

Location Map

This program was last updated on: 05 Oct 2020.