The District of Timiskaming Social Services Administration Board was designated by Ontario as the district's social service administrator (DSSAB) with respect to management responsibilities for the Child Care system, as legislated in the Child Care and Early Years Act. DTSSAB does not directly deliver child care services; service contract agreements are entered into with non-profit child care service providers throughout the district.
Staff through this program are responsible for determining eligibility for fee subsidies for parents. Being income based, this program offers a wider range of coverage for subsidies as before.
The DTSSAB is also responsible for the quality of services in all child care centres across the district of Timiskaming.