Child Care Subsidy

Child care subsidy, or help with the cost of child care, is:

  • available to families living in Halton
  • available to families who are working, training or attending school
  • available to families of children from birth to 12 years of age in licensed child care programs
  • based on your family's total income

Exception: Recent immigrants who did not live in Canada in the previous year and had no Canadian income to report for income tax purposes do not need to have filed an income tax return. Your adjusted income will be considered zero for the first year.

Learn more about Child Care Subsidies by reviewing our Frequently Asked Questions about Child Care Subsidies or by dialing 311.

Not sure if you qualify?

Use our child care subsidy calculator to help determine what amount you may qualify for.

Please note this tool does not guarantee eligibility for the program.

Start the application process for Child Care Subsidy.