Community Resources

Click on the links to learn more about the various community partners and resources that related to child care in our community. If you have questions regarding how these resources can support your family, please contact the agency directly or speak to your centre supervisor.

Child Care Subsidy Office

Owl Child Care Services offers space at all of our locations for subsidized child care. Parents may contact the subsidy office for information on qualifying for assistance. The subsidy program is administered by the Region of Waterloo.

Please note that should you receive subsidy and then not be approved at a future time, you will be responsible for the full costs of child care at that time.

Click here for more information from the Region of Waterloo

Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Ayr

You are simply one click away from finding out all that you need to know about living in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Ayr area. You will find current information on all that there is to experience. Together, we will build innovative, caring and vibrant cities with safe and thriving neighbourhoods.

City of Kitchener

City of Waterloo

City of Cambridge

Township of North Dumfries (Ayr)

Community Care Access Centre of Waterloo

The CCAC of Waterloo Region assists, directs and supports residents of the region in determining, coordinating and ensuring that the services they require are provided.

Visit the Community Care Access Centre website

Conestoga College of Applied Arts and Technology

Owl Child Care provides the opportunity for college students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Program to be able to do placements in our centres. This enables these students to gain hands-on experience working with children at different age and developmental levels, in different settings. The ECE Professional Resource Centre is also housed at the College.

Visit Conestoga

Family Compass Waterloo Region

This website offers three options to help you find what you’re looking for in the Waterloo Region: a self-search database of local services; a tool to connect you to a local organization to address concerns about child/youth development; and a link to Parenting Now to access resources for parents. It's your one-stop-shop for parents in the Waterloo Region

Visit The Family Compass Waterloo Region Website

Parenting Now

Parenting Now is a website for parents and those who care about kids. Connect with other parents, learn new skills and ideas, and find support through local services and resources.

Visit Parenting Now website

Ministry of Children and Youth Services

All Owl Child Care centres are licensed annually by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Working together ensures that our programs meet standards set by the Day Nurseries Act. Through this website, you are able to access current information and articles provided by the Ministry.

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Region of Waterloo: Public Health

The Region of Waterloo Public Health department has a commitment to building healthy and supportive communities. Health professionals and support staff work to enhance the health of all individuals living within the Region of Waterloo.

More on Public Health Resources shares resources for parents on a variety of topics all about parenting children 0-18 years of age. Here you can read interesting articles, get recipe and craft ideas, and sign up for the quartly magazine and daily encouragement "You Got This" email.


Waterloo Catholic District School Board

A number of years ago, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board and Owl created a partnership that has enabled children and families to have a positive experience with the transition from child care to school. Focusing on school-readiness curriculum enables children in our programs to be prepared for the challenges of kindergarten. 

WCDSB Website

Car Seat Safety

Infants and children should be protected in vehicles from before birth until they are big enough to use a vehicle's built-in seatbelt safely.  The Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services provides information on car and booster seat safety. 

Click here for the full article

Baby Proofing and Kids Home Safety Guide

A guide Produced by providing tips and suggestions on child proofing for kids safety. The comprehensive guide includes chapters on safety at home, common household hazards for children of all ages, tv and internet safety for kids, along with home childproofing tips.

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