Child Care Support


Parents are researchers too! To facilitate parent-scientist participation at Perimeter conferences and workshops, we offer financial support of up to $350 per family per week. Funds may be used to either bring dependent children to Perimeter or to cover additional child care expenses at home while mom or dad travels to Perimeter.

Examples of reimbursable expenses:

  • If your child comes with you to Waterloo, allowable expenses include the child’s transportation costs, babysitting or childcare fees incurred here, transportation to and from child care centres, and fees for day camp (which may be available during summer).
  • If you bring a caregiver (who can be a family member), their transportation and lodging is reimbursable.
  • If your child stays home while you travel to Perimeter, additional child care costs incurred because of your trip are claimable.

If you’re unsure whether an expense can be covered, just send an email to our Conference Program Lead, Stephanie Mohl ([email protected]), outlining your situation and ask for clarification about what this program would cover for your specific case.

Interested conference participants must apply here for approval before the meeting.

Options for Child Care in Waterloo.


Please Note: Keep your receipts! If your application is approved, full receipts (e.g., listing the name and address of the care provider) for all child care expenditures must be attached to your expense report and submitted to Perimeter’s  Conference Program Lead. Either originals or copies of these receipts may be provided.


*This funding is not available to Perimeter researchers, or to researchers based in Kitchener-Waterloo.*