The Yukon government is updating a child care subsidy that hasn’t been improved since 2007.
The Yukon Child Care Subsidy was established in the early 1980s and gives cash to families in need, based on their income and where they live, if they have children in licenced school age programs, child care centres or family day homes.
As of Dec. 1, a family with one infant can receive a maximum of $688 a month. That’s up from $625.
Currently, a family with two toddlers can receive a maximum of $1,130 a month. With the changes that amount will go up to $1,244 a month.
The income threshold where a family becomes eligible to receive a subsidy will increase by five per cent. That means more families will qualify for at least a partial subsidy, the Department of Education said.