Ottawa Child Care Registry and Waitlist

An online system that allows parents to apply for licensed centre-based or home-based child care.



Information on what a subsidy is and how to apply for a child care subsidy in Ottawa. There is a handy calculator at the bottom of this page, to assist with determining your monthly care fees if you qualify for subsidized care.


Ministry of Education:

Child Care and Early Years Act

Outlines the rules and regulations that affect child care in Ontario.

Licensed Home Child Care Network of Ottawa


First Words

Provides free services for families with children from birth to eligibility for Senior Kindergarten, who require support with speech and language learning.

What you need to know about finding childcare in Ontario


Caring for Kids

Child health information from the Canadian Paediatric Society


Guidelines for Communicable Disease and Other Childhood Health Issues for Schools and Child Care Facilities (CCF)


Children’s Inclusion Support Services

Provides resources and funding so that children with special needs enrolled in licensed programs may get the extra help they need.


Ottawa Student Transportation Authority

Provides information on school busing schedules, stop locations, bus cancelation etc.


Conseil des Écoles catholiques de langes


Conseil des Écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario:


Ottawa-Carleton District School Board


Ottawa Catholic School Board: