One of the more common inquiries we get is from parents who are looking for daycare services. Choosing a daycare for your children is one of the biggest and important decisions you will likely have made up until this point of your parenting lives. This will be like a second home to your child for quite some time, so you want to make the right choice. First off, if you haven’t done so already you will want to go here and register for the official Ottawa daycare services wait list. It can be long… Even if you don’t decide on one of their Daycare’s definitely register. Read More →


Congratulations, you are looking to move to Ottawa! It really is a very family-friendly city as a whole, and a great place to raise your kids. But being a huge city, you may find it difficult to decide on which neighbourhood to live in, what schools are the best and how to find that perfect home or condo for your family. You can use Ottawa real estate search sites like this one which offer a way to search through Ottawa MLS listings, but it can be a daunting task if you don’t know where to start or what areas to search for. So we wanted to put together a quick post that will hopefully help you in your search for that perfect Ottawa home for your family. Read More →

Rideau Canal

Just like most parents, we’re sure you love getting out of the house with the kids to enjoy the outdoors. Especially after such a long winter, getting out and enjoying the sun and gorgeous weather this summer is something most Ottawa parents have been looking forward to for quite some time. If you’re new to the area, or you’re looking for some inspiration on some things to do or places to go with your kids this summer, then we have a few great ideas here for you!

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Summer Camp

It’s that time of year again! School is just about out and lots of parents are looking into signing their children up for Ottawa summer camps. Ottawa Kids Camps is a great resource that has a ton of detailed information on various camps that are going on for different age groups in the Ottawa area. Be sure to check them out if you are looking for more information. But we also wanted to compile our list of some of the top summer camps in the area from various categories, so here it is!

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Hello and welcome to our new blog! This blog was created specifically for parents in the Ottawa and Nation’s Capital area. While there is not much here yet, we plan to post as often as possible about ideas for family friendly things to do in Ottawa, parenting advice, and all kinds of great things related to families and parenting.

With summer finally here, our first post is going to feature some ideas for places to go in the Ottawa area where you can get your take your kids to get out of the house for some fresh air and fun! So stay tuned for that shortly.

All the best,

The CAYFO Blog Team