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Directories – Child Care and Elder Care

Making sure our children and our aging parents are well looked after when we’re not with them is a big concern for all of us. Juggling the demands of work, children and elder care can be difficult. Here’s some information that can start you in the right direction. If you’d like more help with this, talk to a Source Line Counsellor.

Making the Right Child Care Decision

In Ontario, parents can choose between three types of child care arrangements:

Licensed Centre based care
Licensed Private Home Day Care
Informal (Unlicensed) Child Care (including Nannies in the home)

There are pros and cons to each of these options. Making the right decision for your child/children is a personal one.

Here are a couple of helpful places to begin your search:

Ontario Early Years Centre (1 866 821 7770) or

Recommended Reading for Parenting

Making the Right Elder Care Decision

In Ontario there are a number of options for care and resources to support your elderly parent or relative:

In-home support
Private retirement homes
Long-term care facilities (which provide 24-hour care, 7 days a week)

If you want guidance as to which option is best for your elderly parent, start with your local Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) at and choose "locator" to find the link to the CCAC in your area.

For more information on private retirement homes – visit Ontario Retirement Community Association.