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SSAH News and Updates

We try our best to keep you updated with new changes to the Ministry, but for the most accurate information, please be sure to visit and monitor the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services website.

April 22, 2024

ErinoakKids Respite Expansion
Overnight/Weekly Respite Services at ErinoakKids has expanded their catchment areas and is now open to the entire province of Ontario. 

With this change, more families with medically or behaviourally complex children will have access to critical rest in the ErinoakKids state-of-the-art facility among highly qualified and caring staff.  

More information on SSAH funding and Respite Services at ErinoakKids →

March 28, 2024

Ontario Raising Minimum Wage to Support Workers
Effective October 1, 2024, the Ontario government is increasing the minimum wage from $16.55 per hour to $17.20.

Under the Employment Standards Act, parents/caregivers are responsible to comply with the minimum wage requirements when paying their Special Needs Workers.

Read the full news release →