Ontario Tax credit up to 75% of the cost of camp.
The CARE tax credit will be on top of the existing Child Care Expense Deduction (CCED) and focus support to low- and moderate-income families. The CARE tax credit will provide about $1,250 per family, on average, in new child care support to about 300,000 families.
The CARE tax credit will be available in addition to the CCED, which provides provincial and federal tax relief toward eligible child care expenses.
Families will be able to claim the CARE tax credit, starting with the 2019 tax year, and will not have to gather any additional information other than what they would have needed to claim the CCED when filing their tax returns. For example, parents will need to continue to keep receipts for their child care expenses.
The CARE tax credit will support families with incomes of up to $150,000.
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Summer Camp Financial Aid
Ridge Tech Automation Scholarship
If you are a family who qualifies for camp subsidy with the region or city you may qualify for the Ridge Tech Automation Scholarship. We have a limited number of scholarships to award to students looking to sign up to one of the Lego Robotics camp themes for a week. The scholarship is $100 towards your registration fee. To qualify email firstname.lastname@example.org stating the week and location you wish to attend and send documentation showing your current qualification for subsidy with the city or region. We will then be in contact to let you know if we are able to award the scholarship and the next steps.
Funding from other agency sources
Outlined below is the process we follow with most of the social service agencies in the region:
1. We require a confirmation letter from the organization/agency indicating the amount of the camp fees they will be covering for the named child. This letter should be on the agency's letterhead. The letter can be sent via email to email@example.com. The balance owing will need to be paid by the family.
2. The parent can register the child for the camp online - complete all steps up to but not including the payment step. This does not guarantee a spot for the child. Timing between the preliminary registration by the parent and receiving the confirmation letter from the agency may impact whether the spot is still available or not.
3.Once we have the confirmation letter and the preliminary registration has been completed by the parent, we can finalize the registration. We will then create an invoice to send to the agency. Once payment has been received, we will update the online account.
Some of the fantastic organizations in our community that are providing funds to financially disadvantaged children so they can join us at camp this summer. If you are in need of aid or are in a position to donate please visit the sites listed below. The Ontario Camp Association has published a list of agencies supporting students in camps in ontario. There is a chance one of these agencies may be able to help your child attend our camp or one of the quality OCA accredited camps in Ontario. click here to visit their list.
Canadian Tire Jumpstart - Raising funds. Lifting spirits. Supporting dreams.
Jumpstart is more than just about getting kids active. It’s about giving kids from families in financial need the same chance to participate as their neighbours, their classmates and their friends. Whether it’s the chance to try a new sport or to continue with a favourite one, no kid should be left out.
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Kids Can Play Association of Cambridge
The mission of Kids Can Play is to pay the enrolment fee for financially disadvantaged children to participate in sports, music and art offered in the City of Cambridge Ontario Canada. http://kidscanplay.ca
The Children's Foundation
Our Mission: We help children in Guelph and Wellington County reach their full potential. Free to Play Program provides families with financial support for recreational activities such as sports, art based lessons and camp. http://www.childrensfoundation.org