The Kenora District Services Board (KDSB) has released a survey on its website,, for private unlicensed home child care operators in the District of Kenora. The intent is to gather baseline evidence of private unlicensed home child care operators and their interest in becoming licensed private home child care operators.

In March of 2022, the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada signed the Canada Wide Early Learning and Care Agreement (CWELCC). In order to be an eligible child care operator for the CWELCC, operators must be licensed. The KDSB has identified an opportunity to work with and support home programs that are interested in becoming licensed.

“There is a growing demand by families for affordable and licensed child care across all communities in the region. It is KDSB’s belief that licensed private home children care is a means to bring more care options to families. The participation in this survey will provide the KDSB with baseline input regarding the interest in becoming a licensed private home child care operator and the advantages that accompany this change,” says Henry Wall, Chief Administrative Officer of the KDSB.

Benefits to becoming a licensed child care operator include access to provincial and federal funding supports and early years professional development opportunities, including through the Kenora District Services Board. Benefits to children and families include eligibility for child care fee reductions, and working towards the CWELCC’s identified goal of $10.00 per day child care, and supporting families in accessing equitable, high-quality, and affordable child care.

More information, the online survey, and pdf survey can be found at and will be open to private home child care operators within the Kenora District until Friday, August 26, 2022, at 4:30 pm.

View the Expression of Interest here:

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