Child Care Fee Subsidy Wait List

The City of Hamilton Child Care Fee Subsidy wait list prioritizes individuals that are most in need. 

An overview of each priority


Immediate Placement 

Receive subsidy immediately once eligibility is confirmed. This group is not wait listed. 

  • Families with a child who requires special needs resources
  • Families in high-risk situations
  • Young parents aged 16 to 25 years

Priority 1

Eligible families with a family income below Statistics Canada Low income cut off. 

Size of Family Unit - Low Income Cut-offs Before Tax ($)

  • 2 persons - $31,061
  • 3 persons - $38,185
  • 4 persons - $46,362
  • 5 persons - $52,583
  • 6 persons - $59,304
  • 7 or more persons - $66,027

Priority 2

Eligible families with a family income above Statistics Canada low income cut off.


Contact us

Phone: 905-546-4870
Fax: 905-546-3064
Email: childcare@hamilton.ca

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Physical Address
Child Care Subsidy
Lister Block Building
28 James Street North, 6th Floor
Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2K1

Mailing Address
City of Hamilton
Healthy and Safe Communities
Child Care Subsidy
Lister Block Building, 6th Floor
P.O. Box 2040
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4Y5