Canada-Wide Early Learning & Child Care System (CWELCC)

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The Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care System (CWELCC) will support quality, accessibility, affordability and inclusivity in early learning licensed child care serving eligible children. Key objectives include lowering child care fees for eligible children, improving wages and increasing access to quality child care programs. CWELCC is a five-year plan that is based on equity and inclusion. All families, including those with a fee subsidy, will have access to CWELCC System by 2025.

For more information and details, look through the 2022 Ministry of Education guidelines for the CWELCC System.


  • April 2022 - General Information Meeting re: CWELCC with Providers
  • May 2022 - CWELCC Letter to Parents English / French  
  • July 2022 - CWELCC Opt-In Applications Open
  • September 1, 2022 - Application Deadline

To learn more, please click the links below:

CWELCC Application Submission and Inquires: