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Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) Space Expansion

The Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton service area has been allocated Provincial funding for 394 community-based licensed child care spaces to open over the next four years by 2026.

The following communities have been identified as priority areas for space creation in the City of Kawartha Lakes and the County of Haliburton:

Priority Communities

  1. Northwest Kawartha Lakes (Kirkfield, Coboconk, Woodville)
  2. Haliburton (West Guildford, Eagle Lake, Cardiff, Wilberforce, Gooderham, Minden, Algonquin Highlands)
  3. Lindsay East (east side of Scugog River and outskirts)
  4. Northeast Kawartha Lakes (Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon, Kinmount)
  5. Southwest Kawartha Lakes (Janetville, Little Britain)
  6. Southeast Kawartha Lakes (Pontypool, Bethany, Omemee)


Minimum Square Footage: 8,000 to 10,000 square feet on or below the second storey

  • Large green space adjacent to building for outdoor play that can be fenced,
  • Parking for staff (12 to 14 spaces) and drop off parking capacity for parents
  • Kitchen space with capacity to add commercial sized appliances
  • Indoor space natural light requirement: Window area equivalent to 10% of floor area

If you have the potential for space, or you would like further information, we ask that you complete this form with your contact details and a brief description of the space. If possible, please send photos of the space to

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