Child Care Frequently Asked Questions
2022 Fee Receipts
This receipt provides information on what child care expenses you can claim in your income tax return this year.
The YMCA of Greater Toronto is using a new payment and registration system to generate receipts.
No. Receipts for all children on your account are included in the one document. A total for each child, as well as for all registrants, is provided.
The asterisk beside a program name denotes services delivered over multiple years. An example of this would be a child care program that ran September 2021 until June 2022.
If you paid fees in 2021 for a program that was delivered in 2022 it will show on this receipt.
No. Your receipt shows only the amount that was paid to the YMCA. CWELCC rebates have been deducted from your Total Paid.
This receipt shows all programs on your account that are eligible to be claimed in your 2022 tax return. To learn more about what qualifies as a child care expense, please visit the website of the Canadian Revenue Agency .
No. Receipts for child care programs are separate from charitable tax receipts. Tax receipts for one-time gifts to the YMCA of Greater Toronto are sent shortly after the donation is made. Annual consolidated tax receipts for donations made throughout 2022 will be issued between late January and early February. Receipts will be sent to the email address on file, unless the donor has requested they be sent by mail. Please check your spam folder in case our emails were redirected and mark us as a safe sender. For questions about your donations or to update your contact information, feel free to connect with the Fundraising department at email@example.com or 647-960-1109. Learn more at Ways to Give.
If you have not received your 2022 child care receipt by February 28, 2023, contact YMCA Member Services for assistance. Call 416-928-9622 or 1-800-223-8024, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact YMCA Member Services for assistance. Call 416-928-9622 or 1-800-223-8024, or email email@example.com.
Before & After School Registration 2023
Children enrolled in a Before & After School program will be automatically registered in their current program for the next school year, September 5, 2023 to June 30, 2024.
In programs where spots are limited, families will be notified in advance by the Program Supervisor if care will not be available.
Registration confirmation receipts will be emailed to Before & After School families no later than June 30, 2023. You can access your registration receipt by signing into your My Y Account.
- Go to the section: My Payments and Registration History
- Click on My Registration History
- Click on the receipt number for the Program your child is attending in 2023/2024
Please complete our online registration change request form to indicate the registration changes you require and indicate the school year as 2023/2024.
To make changes to your payment details, please complete our online registration change request form.
To register additional children in a Child Care or Before & After School program, please speak with the Program Supervisor of the location you wish to register them.
- Go to MyY.YMCAGTA.org.
- Click the Sign In/Up button.
- Click on Create a My Y Account link.
- Fill all required fields and click Submit. Please submit your request only once.
- You will automatically receive an email after submitting your request for an account.
*Please note: If you are registering a child for an activity, use YOUR information when filling out the My Y account request form, NOT the information of the child you wish to register. Once you have a My Y account, you may add family members to your account.
The CWELCC discount will automatically be applied to the accounts of families with children that qualify for the program. See CWELCC FAQ to learn more.
Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) agreement
The CWELCC agreement is a five year plan the Ontario government signed with the Government of Canada that commits to lowering child care fees for eligible families, improving wages, and increasing access to quality child care programs.
The agreement will help the Y improve the accessibility and affordability of our high-quality, licensed child care for families while ensuring our youngest learners gain from stimulating learning experiences.
Yes! We have signed the CWELCC agreement and are excited to deliver families more affordable, high-quality child care.
The agreement will help improve the affordability of our high-quality, licensed child care for families while ensuring our youngest learners gain from stimulating learning experiences.
All Ontario families with children 5 years old and younger in participating licensed child care centres will see their fees reduced in increments, with fees expected to drop to an average of $10-a-day child care by September 2025.
No, families do not need to proactively enroll. Enrollment in the program will be done by licensed child care operators like the YMCA of Greater Toronto.
- We are refunding families 25% of fees paid from April 1, 2022 until August 31, 2022, less any outstanding balance. Families will receive their refund cheques by November 30, 2022.
- We will adjust families’ accounts to reduce fees by 25%, to a minimum of $12-a-day, from September 1, 2022 until December 31, 2022. Once a family’s account has been adjusted, a credit will be applied to future payments and a revised receipt will be emailed to the account holder on file.
- In January 2023, we will adjust families accounts to reduce fees by 52.75% of original fees, to a minimum of $12-a-day.
- We are committing to reduce child care fees to average of $10-a-day by September 2025.
Yes, all families will receive a refund cheque for child care fees paid after April 1, 2022 whether or not they are enrolled currently enrolled with the YMCA
Registration & Payment
Registration changes can be made by completing our change of request form by visiting the Change Request Form.
We would be happy to add your child to a centre’s waitlist and will contact you once a spot becomes available. To be placed on a waitlist, contact the Program Supervisor of the centre you wish to attend or email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unfortunately, we are no longer holding child care spaces. If you wish to keep an active registration, you will be required to pay 100% of your child care fees whether or not your child attends.
No. With the lifting of COVID-19 requirements related to screening program closures and isolation, child care fee credits will stop as of April 1, 2022. We will revert back to our Absence of Care procedure in our Parent Handbook.
The YMCA strives to accommodate all registration requests as quickly as possible. There may be times, however, when space is unavailable in the program or at the location you have chosen and you will be offered to place your child on a waitlist. Children are placed numerically on the list based by date and time your application was received.