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Ontario Child Benefit

The Ontario Child Benefit provides direct financial support to low to moderate income families – whether they are working or not. It helps parents with the cost of raising their children.

The Ontario Child Benefit supports about one million children in over 500,000 families. It provides a maximum payment of $1,356 per child per year.

I need more information

Who can I talk to for more information or if I don’t get my cheque?
Contact the Canada Revenue Agency toll-free enquiries service at 1-800-387-1193 (TTY: 1-800-665-0354).

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