Manitoulin Sudbury District Services Board

Site: Espanola Office

Service: Children's Services

Description & Services
Public Comments Toll Free Fax: 1-866-397-3334 
This office closes between 12 noon and 1 pm
Description (Service) Manages the provision of children services through formal cooperative funding and oversight arrangements with several non-profit and for profit service providers
Subsidized Day Care 
  • Provides financial assistance towards the cost of day nursery or private home day care services for parents, foster parents or legal guardians
Best Start Initiative 
  • Offers an expansion of quality and affordable child care and investments in every child's healthy early development, working in partnership with parents and families
Special Needs Resource Services 
  • Ensures that all children, regardless of need, can participate in the child care setting of their families' choice
Ontario Works Child Care 
  • Provides funding if available for Ontario Works recipients who are taking part in approved activities, to help pay for child care expenses in Licensed Child Care Facilities
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Manitoulin District ; Sudbury District
Boundaries Does not serve the city of Greater Sudbury
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) and under 
Subsidized Day Care 
  • Income assessment required 
  • Qualifying families must be working, attending training or school or have a child with special needs
  • Subsidized Day Care applications are accepted through all Manitoulin Sudbury District Social Services offices 
  • Must also register child(ren) with desired child care program as some programs have a wait list
Applicants will need to submit the following: 
  • Birth Certificates 
  • Health Cards 
  • Social Insurance Number 
  • Previous taxation year's Notice of Assessment and/or the previous years Canada Child Tax Benefit Notice received by Revenue Canada. 
  • Letter of referral if child care subsidy request is due to the recommendation of a professional
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-862-7850
Toll Free Phone 1-800-667-3145
Fax 705-862-7805
Primary Executive Lori Clark, Children's Program Supervisor; Phone: 705-862-7850 ext 150; Email:
Located In Community Espanola
Address 210 Mead Blvd
Espanola, ON P5E 1R9
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial