Temporary emergency childcare for essential workers

Many licensed childcare centres remain open to provide services in a safe manner for those who need it most. For school-age children, this includes before and after school care, and child care during the summer.

Families who are in need of child care can request a referral to temporary childcare for children ages 0 to 12 years (including those with special needs). Preference for care will be given to essential service workers, according to tier.

Learn what is considered an essential service

As available spaces are limited, receiving a referral does not guarantee a spot.

Request a referral online