What happens if the child-care centre attended by your child closes its doors during the duration of your contract, and the centre owes you a sum of money? You can send a formal notice to the centre's administrator(s) to be refunded for the services you paid for but were not provided. See Formally notifying a merchant for details on how to proceed.

If the establishment refuses to compensate you, you must take your case to court. See Taking a case to small claims court for further information.

If the child-care centre goes out of business

What if your child-care centre goes out of business? See the Web site of the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy or call a regional office.

The receiver should send you a proof of claim form and an information package. Follow the instructions included in the package. Also gather all documents that prove the child-care centre owes you money.

Subsidized child-care centre

If your child attends a subsidized child-care centre that announces it will close, you can communicate with the Ministère de la Famille (in French only).


Last update : November 24, 2017

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