Child Care Subsidy Calculator

The OneHSN Hamilton Child Care Registry is closing effective March 31, 2019.


Parents with accounts who are still looking for child care must log in by March 31, 2019 to keep child care applications active. There is no need to re-apply as child care operators will still have your application on file. If you are looking to apply for child care and haven't applied through OneHSN, please find your preferred operator on the Child Care Operator Map and contact them directly.

What will happen to my OneHSN Child Care Registry account?
Your registry account will be closed as of March 31, 2019 and all your child care applications will appear on the child care centre waitlist where you have applied.

How do I know that the child care centre has my application?
All child care centres have a list of active applications. The City of Hamilton will also provide an updated list to all centres after the OneHSN registry is closed. You can check your active applications by logging in to your account by March 31, 2019.

When will I hear back from the child care waitlist applications that I have submitted?
The child care centre will call you when a space comes available. It is recommended that you stay in touch with the child care centre you have an interest in.

How can I find child care in the City of Hamilton?
You can explore child care options in the City of Hamilton by using the Hamilton Child Care Registry Map located on our website.  

How do I apply for child care now?
To apply at a child care centre, you can contact the centre of your choice by telephone, email or walk in to the centre. 

Based on the information you enter, the calculator will let you know if you may be eligible for financial support for your child care. The calculator will provide an estimate of the total monthly amount your family would pay for all children to attend licensed child care.

To use this calculator you will need the information from your Federal Notice of Assessment (NOA) or Canada Child Benefit Notice. If you do not have this information, please call Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-8281.

Step 1: Confirm you meet at least one of the listed conditions
All applicants must meet AT LEAST ONE of the following conditions:
• I am working for at least 20 hours per week
• I am attending school/education program at least 20 hours per week
• I am participating in an approved employment assistance activity through Ontario Works
• I have received approval through the child care referral process
Step 2: Enter your Annual Household Income
Enter line 236 from you and your spouse (if applicable) Income Tax Notice of Assessment or use the Family Net Income amount from your Canada Child Benefit Notice.

Step 3: Select Number of Children Requiring Care


This eligibility calculation provides only a basic estimate and does not confirm actual eligibility. To confirm your eligibility, you will need to complete an application. Your actual eligibility and payment will be determined during your face-to-face assessment interview. Learn how to apply for financial support for your child care.

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