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Emergency child care for essential workers

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May 3, 2020

Some provinces and territories are providing emergency child care services for essential workers. The information below is compiled of news articles and government releases regarding eligibility and application procedures.

Ontario offers emergency child care to more frontline staff
Government of Ontario, 17 April 2020

Ontario protects parents during COVID-19
Government of Ontario, 10 April 2020

Manitoba provides update on child-care options for families during COVID-19 response
Government of Manitoba, 9 April 2020

Emergency child-care services for essential workers
City of Ottawa, 3 April 2020

Expanded child care for essential workers
Government of Alberta, 01 April 2020

Province outlines next steps for children and students
Government of PEI, 31 March 2020

COVID-19: Emergency daycare services
Government of Quebec, 31 March 2020

COVID-19: Child care for health care and frontline staff
Government of Ontario, 31 March 2020

COVID-19 Guidance: Emergency childcare centres
Government of Ontario, 29 March 2020

COVID-19: List of workers eligible for emergency child care
City of Toronto, 28 March 2020

COVID-19: Child care for essential workers
City of Toronto, 28 March 2020

COVID-19: Provincial government permitting regulated child care services for essential workers
Government of Newfoundland, 25 March 2020

COVID-19: AB: Child care for core service worker
Government of Alberta, 22 March 2020

COVID-19: ON: Ontario to open select child care centres across the province
Government of Ontario, 22 March 2020

COVID-19: ON: List of workers eligible for emergency child care
Government of Ontario, 22 March 2020

COVID-19: City of Toronto to open child care for essential and critical service workers
City of Toronto, 22 March 2020

COVID-19: BC: Province supports child care providers during COVID-19 response
Government of British Columbia, 20 March 2020

COVID-19: Manitoba implementing $27.6-million plan to support child care for essential workers
Government of Manitoba, 20 March 2020

COVID-19: Child care options for health workers and other pandemic response worker
Government of Saskatchewan, 20 March 2020

COVID-19: UK: Parents with these jobs can continue to send their children to school
SkyNews, 20 March 2020

COVID-19: Emergency school based daycare services
Government of Quebec, 17 March 2020

COVID-19: NB: COVID-19: Essential service workers can still obtain child care services
Government of New Brunswick, 16 March 2020

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