Hamilton Child Care Subsidy Program

Provides financial assistance for eligible families requiring child care.

Depending on circumstances, applicants may be put on existing waiting list. Wait times will vary according to a family's priority for service and the available funding.

Those who are not wait listed are: 

  • Eligible families with a child who requires special needs resources
  • Eligible families in high-risk situations and young parents aged 16 to 25 years
Sites that offer this Service
City of Hamilton, Lister Block
Sunday:
Closed

Monday:
8:30-16:30
Office

Tuesday:
8:30-16:30
Office

Wednesday:
8:30-16:30
Office

Thursday:
8:30-16:30
Office

Friday:
8:30-16:30
Office

Saturday:
Closed

Website: www.hamilton.ca

28 James St N
Hamilton, ON
L8R 1A1

Eligibility

Eligibility is based on income and reasons for needing child care. 
You must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Live in Hamilton
  • Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, Refugee, or have a valid Work Permit
  • working or attending school a minimum of 20 hours/week
  • Participating in an approved employment assistance activity through Ontario Works
  • Received approval through the child care referral process.
Areas Served
Hamilton
Fees
Fee
None
Languages
English
Application Instructions

Complete the online application form or call for information.

Last Full Update
April 16, 2021