Child Care Operators

Child care facilities (daycares) licensed under the Child Care and Early Years Act are required to meet and maintain specific provincial standards to protect the health, safety and well-being of the children. Licenses must be renewed at least every year.

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is responsible for monitoring licensed facilities in the District of Thunder Bay to ensure:

  • Proper food handling, preparation and storage guidelines are being followed
  • Proper infection control guidelines are being followed including those related to hand hygiene, diapering, cleaning and immunizations


Find below a series of resources. Some are produced by TBDHU and others have been identified by staff as valuable to operators and staff:


For Further Information

For immunization-related questions, please call the Vaccine Preventable Disease program: (807) 625-5900 or toll-free 1-888-294-6630

For questions specific to all other issues, please call the public inspector assigned to your centre; (807) 625-5930 or toll-free 1-888-294-6630, ext. 5930.

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