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; and
  • based on your family’s total income.

The child care subsidy calculator can help to determine what amount you may qualify for but does not guarantee eligibility for the program. Find out if your child is old enough to stay home alone.

Exception: Recent immigrants who were not residents of Canada in the previous year and had no Canadian income to report for income tax purposes are not required to have filed an income tax return. Your adjusted income will be considered zero for the first year.

To learn more visit the Frequently Asked Questions or dial 311.