Government Catch Up Payments
Posted on 21 October 2022 in News
Announcement from the Ontario Ministry of Education:
Today, the Ontario government launched Catch Up Payments, offering families direct financial support to support their children as they catch up. This money can be used to help to offset costs, whether that be for educational supplies, additional tutoring supports or other items to help their children address learning needs resulting from the pandemic. This new initiative commits a total of $365 million in direct financial relief for parents.
Families of students in publicly funded, private, First Nation/federally-operated or home-school settings will receive financial support. Students (up to 18 years old) can receive $200 per child, while students with special education needs (up to 21 years old) can receive $250. Families can apply for Catch Up Payments through a secure website (https://www.ontario.ca/page/catch-up-payments) where they can create a unique profile for each eligible student and check the status of their application throughout the process. Applications for Catch Up Payments are now open and will remain open until March 31, 2023.