Financial Assistance with Licensed Child Care / Seasonal Camps

Assistance with child care cost helps make child care more affordable for families.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a resident of Niagara
  • Have a child 12 years old or under
  • Undergo an income test based on your current household income tax information

For information about available seasonal camps, contact your caseworker.

Calculate your Subsidy

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Estimate how much it will cost your family for child care

Apply Online

Applying does not confirm your eligibility for financial help. Eligibility will be determined at an interview where you will undergo an income test. If you are eligible for financial help, a placement plan for your child's care will be developed.

Your completed application will be confirmed with a reference number, which you will need for all communications with us.

Apply for Child Care Funding

Applications for financial help are processed on a first come, first served basis.


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