Important Notice

To find information about the COVID-19 virus, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada's website.

We are working hard to update the information for first priority services in our database. To find a list of resources with confirmed COVID-19 related closures or notices, click here.
Alternate Name Canadian Mothercraft of Ottawa Carleton ; OCR
Legal Name Canadian Mothercraft of Ottawa - Carleton
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Main Office
475 Evered Ave
Ottawa, ON K1Z 5K9
View Google Map
Intersection Byron Ave and Churchill Ave N
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Programs and services for children, parents, parents-to-be and caregivers 
Birth and Parent Companion Program: Trains community volunteers to provide individual support to marginalized families during pregnancy, childbirth and the early years of parenting 
Postpartum Support: Weekly drop-in for moms with babies under 12 months and bi-monthly for new dads/partners 
EarlyON Child and Family Centre: drop-in playgroups * toy-lending library * workshops * parent support, etc 
Licensed Daycare Centre: from infant to Senior Kindergarten * Kinder Program, a Kindergarten alternative * Licensed Part-time/Casual Child Care to meet the needs of parents requiring part-time or occasional care 
Licensed Home Child Care throughout the city from infant to school age 
Licensed School Age Programs: The Waterbridge and Elmdale Programs are attached to the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s Farley Mowat and Elmdale Public Schools, offering Early Childhood Education Programs for Kindergarten (JK/SK) children and School Age children before and after-school, and full day non instructional days * Farley Mowat Public School also offers a Licensed Preschool Program 
Prenatal Education classes 
Equipment Rental: portable cribs * high chairs * strollers
Hours Administration, Full time and Part-time Casual Daycare and Kinder Program Mon-Fri 7:30 am-5:30 pm * Waterbridge Extended Day and Preschool Programs at Farley Mowat Public School 7 am-5:45 pm * Elmdale Extended Day Program at Elmdale Public School 7:30 am-6 pm * Licensed Home Child Care, hours vary
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Children, parents, parents-to-be, caregivers 
* Daycare Centre: children 6 months to 5 years old 
* Part-Time/Casual Care: children 6 weeks to 5 years old 
* Home Child Care: children 3 months to 10 years old 
* School-based Programs" children 3.8-12 years old
Application Call to apply
Languages English ; French
Fees Service - varies by program ; None - EarlyON Child and Family Centre * Birth and Parent Companion Programs * Postpartum Support Drop-ins ; Fee assistance available for those who meet the criteria ; assistance is provided by the City of Ottawa.
Service Categories Child Care Centres ; Child Care Provider Referrals ; Childbirth Education ; Day Camps ; Extended Child Care ; Furniture ; Safety Equipment
Waiting List The City of Ottawa maintains a centralized waiting list for all licensed Child Care Centres and Home Child Care Agencies within the City of Ottawa boundaries. Centralized Waiting List Information: Phone 3-1-1 (select language and option "4" daycare) Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * online registration:
Contact Information
Office Phone Administration 613-728-1839 * Evered Avenue Child Care Programs, Licensed Home Child Care Program, Birth and Parent Companion Program, EarlyON 613-728-1839 * Elmdale School Age Program 613-798-2273 * Waterbridge School Age and Preschool Programs 613-825-3110
Fax 613-728-0097
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Primary Contact Janet Libbey, Director of Children's Programs; Phone: 613-728-1839 ext 241; Email:
Alternate Contact Trish Balkwill, Manager; Phone: 613-728-1839 ext 229
Volunteer Coordinator Lena Tunrbull, Director of Children and Family Services; Phone: 613-728-1839 ext 249; Email:
Primary Executive Alicia Ashton, Executive Director; Phone: 613-728-1839 ext 239; Email:
Other Details
Established 1944
Funding City / Town - City of Ottawa ; Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Fundraising ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 106864325 RR0001 ; United Way
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Pamphlets
Resources Website, workshops, toy-lending library, equipment rentals, Pre-natal education, Infant and Child Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training, lactation consultants, breast-pump lending
Accreditation Yes * Licensed by the Ministry of Education* operates under the Ontario Child Care and Early Years Act

Agency Overview

Services at this Location

Please Note: Every effort is made to ensure that the information in this database is accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive. The Community Information Centre of Ottawa (CIC) cannot assume liability resulting from errors or omissions. Inclusion of a programme or service does not imply endorsement, nor does omission reflect on the contribution that an organization makes in a community. The reader should verify the information before acting on it.

This Site is linked to other websites that are not under the control of and are not maintained by the Community Information Centre of Ottawa (CIC). The CIC is not responsible for the content of those websites. The CIC is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link to such websites does not imply endorsement by the CIC of those websites. Anyone linking to this site must comply with these Terms and all applicable laws.