Many Ottawa parents require someone to take care of their children while they work or go to school. It can take time to find the right caregiver for your children. You can arrange for private childcare or use a licensed organization. At some licensed organizations, subsidized childcare is available for parents who need financial assistance.
There are financial assistance programs available to help Canadian parents.
- The Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children under age 18.
- A Child Care Subsidy is available to parents living in Ottawa who are working, or looking for work, and need financial help.