The City of Ottawa website is an invaluable resource for learning about and accessing childcare information and services.

Visit the City of Ottawa website to:

  • Apply to the City of Ottawa Child Care Registry for licensed care
  • Apply to the waitlist for a subsidy to help pay for your child care costs
  • Find the right child care for your family, and learn about other helpful resources for parents
  • Find funding information and applications, read the child care provider user guide, and get information on starting/operating a licensed child care program

The City of Ottawa also provides a Parent Guide to Licensed Child Care in Ottawa. Parents can find out about both licensed, unlicensed and school-aged care with this resource.


A look at the state of childcare in Ottawa (April 2016)