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Child care subsidies will increase

For release 15-318
Oct 26, 2015

WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon is enhancing the Child Care Subsidy Program to help families with the cost of licensed child care, Health and Social Services Minister Mike Nixon announced today.

“The Yukon government continues to make significant investments to support Yukon families,” Nixon said. “Increased subsidies will help support quality child care and relieve some of the financial burden on parents and guardians.”

The Yukon Child Care Subsidy is awarded based on family income, family size and geography. The changes mean that eligible families will receive more support and more families will receive full or partial subsidies.

“The updated regulations and increased subsidies will help meet the needs of families who are especially affected by the rising cost of living,” Yukon Child Care Board chair Kathy Hanifan said. “These changes will increase support, in particular to low-income families.”

Adjustments were last made to the subsidy program in 2007. The revised subsidy takes effect on December 1.

Learn more:
Visit Child Care Subsidy or call 667-3492 in the Whitehorse area, or 1-800-661-0408, extension 3492 from the communities.

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