The District of Thunder Bay
Child Care Registry
One Application. One List.

As Emergency Child Care will end on June 26, applications are now suspended.

If you are in need of child care and:

  • Had a space with a licensed child care provider before the COVID-19 Pandemic, please wait for your provider to contact you about your space.
  • Were on the general waitlist before COVID-19 pandemic, please log in to your account to ensure the information on file is correct
  • Are in need of child care but not on the general waitlist, please visit to apply.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Please note that child care providers will open individually as they can meet the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Education, including inspections.  Click here for the guidelines for reopening child care.

Welcome to the District of Thunder Bay Child Care Registry

This is a central application and registry for all families seeking licensed child care spaces in the District of Thunder Bay.


This online application eliminates the need to contact multiple child care providers and complete multiple applications. Just complete and submit one online application to register for any of the licensed child care options and before-and-after school programs in the District of Thunder Bay that meet your family?s needs. You may apply for as many child care programs as you like. The program will contact you to complete the required documents when a space becomes available.

This application and registry is for licensed child care spaces that receive municipal and provincial funding through The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board (TBDSSAB). If a child care provider is not listed here, they are either not licensed under the provincial Child Care and Early Years Act or do not have a service agreement with TBDSSAB.

What to look for when selecting a Child Care Program


Getting Started


To complete your application, you must first Create an Account and choose a passphrase.



To review or make changes to your existing application(s), Log In to your current account.

Need Help?

For technical support with your application, e-mail or call 1-888-722-1540.

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