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Paying for child care



Child care fee subsidy is a program that is intended to help families with the cost of their child care expenses. It supports eligible families by paying a portion of their total licensed child care costs as funding permits.


Fee subsidy offers an essential support for many families, helping them balance the demands of a career and family while working, pursuing education or participating in a training program.

In order to apply for Child Care Fee Subsidy you must contact us at 705-268-7722 and follow the prompts. We will go through a series of questions with you then book an appointment for you with one of our Child Care Coordinators who will determine your eligibility and begin the fee subsidy process. At this appointment you will need to provide documentation:

  • Be a resident of the Cochrane District

  • Be the child’s parent, legal guardian, temporary or kinship parent

  • The child must live in the same residence

  • File a Federal Tax Return on an annual basis

  • Have a demonstrated need for early learning and child care services

    • by attending school or professional training

    • working full-time, part-time, on call or casual

    • having a Special Needs Referral provided by Cochrane District Resource Consultant Services, a third party agency, a doctor or other professional who is currently working with you or your child.

In addition, Children's Services may request: rent receipt or mortgage information, copies of birth certificates for parents and children, proof of registration in a training or education program, child care custody information, marital status verification, recent pay stub, immigration papers. Applicants must declare all adults living in the same home and common law relationships.

Child care subsidy is also available to Ontario Works participants if attending school or participating in employment related activities. Ontario Works participants must contact their Case Manager or Employment Support Worker to discuss eligibility.

Unsure if you would qualify for subsidy? Take out your Notice of Assessment for last year and punch in your line 236 into this easy monthly income predictor.

Monthly Parental Contribution Requirement Calculator


Use this subsidy calculator to determine your monthly contribution amount for child care subsidy assistance. Please note that this calculator tool is only a guidance and is subject to change during the childcare subsidy application process.​​

Do not include a "$" or "comma" signs when you enter line 236 of your Notice of Assessment.


Household Income

Enter information from line 236 of your most recent Notice of Assessment or Notice of Reassessment for you and your partner or spouse.


Annual Income of Parent 1 

Annual Income of Parent 2 


OR If you receive the Universal Child Care Benefit,
enter the amount of your Family Income from the Canada Child Tax Benefit Statement





Finding a licensed child care centre


At this time the Cochrane District does not have a central waiting list for child care. Each location hosts their own waitlist. Waitlist varies as it goes by a variety of factors. Just because you call on a certain date may not necessarily get you a spot. For example, a centre may have a spot now that is full time. If you only need one day a week, you will not be selected over someone who requires a full time spot. Each centre has their own process for their waitlist. We recommend that you call the centres you wish your child to go to as soon as possible and that you inquire what their process is for their waitlist. No child care centre should charge a fee for their waitlist as it against the regulations in the Child Care and Early Years Act. Please find a list below of the current child care centre’s in our district.


Cochrane Child Care Centre

Garde d'enfants de Cochrane



Garderie Bouts de Chou


Hearst – Agence Familigarde

Iroquois Falls

Centre Educatif Rayon de Soleil Etoile de Nord Site

Garderie Clin D'oeil, Ecole Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens Site

Iroquois Falls Before and After School Program – St. Anne's

Tanie's Tots Day Care Centre


Kiddies' Korner Day Care

Kiddies' Korner Before and After School Program – St. Patrick's

Centre Educatif Rayon de Soleil

Andre Carey Site 705-337-6673
Jacques Cartier Site 705-337-6673
Coeur de Nord Site 705-337-6673
Moonbeam Site 705-337-6673


Tikinagan Day Care Centre

Waweniwin Learning Centre


ABC Early Childhood Education Centre, Timmins

Bambi's Castle

Centre Educatif Rayon de Soleil Ecole Lionel Gauthier

Garderie Clin D'œil
Main Office 705-268-1181

Theriault 705-268-7690
Riverside 705-268-1172
Porcupine 705-235-3135
Sterling 705-268-1192

La Mosaic Montessori Centre

Oppekehawaso Wekamik Centre

Precious Children

Timmins Family Y.M.C.A.
705-360-4381 (Must call this number to register at any of their locations)

Child Care Centres (Infant to School Age)
Poplar Street Child Care (Main location)
Balsam Street Child Care (Pope Francis School)
Moore Street Child Care (South Porcupine)

Before & After School Programs 
Bertha Shaw Public School
St. Joseph Catholic School
Timmins Centennial Public School
W.E. Miller Public School

Timmins & District

Northern Treasures Licensed Home Child Care
(Operated by Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board)

1-705-268-7722, ext. 275
1-877-259-7722, ext. 275

Licensed home child care servicing the District of Cochrane