Childminding Service


The Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre has been monitoring recommendations from Ottawa Public Health, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and partner hospitals and health organizations regarding the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. Considering the ongoing situation, the Summit Planning Committee has made the decision to cancel the on-site Summit, and postpone to 2021, dates TBD. This includes all oral presentations, accepted poster presentations, career mentoring sessions, and additional networking opportunities. 

The health and safety of our delegates, colleagues, staff, and partners is our top priority. Please stay tuned for more information.

COVID-19 Update

NEW! Complimentary Childminding Service

Childminding at the Canadian Women's Heart Health Summit will be organized and staffed by Garderie Bernadette Child Care Centre (GBCCC), a non-profit early learning and childcare organization that offers English, French and bilingual programming to the University of Ottawa and local community. The Summit childminding service will be provided on-site, at the Château Laurier, in the Palladian Room in close proximity to all Summit programming.

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Childminding at the Summit will include:

  • Age-appropriate toys and equipment as well as books and craft materials
  • Cribs or mats and blankets for children to sleep during quiet time
  • Child-initiated and adult-led activities including outdoor time twice daily and a movie
  • All snacks and meals will be provided by the hotel in consultation with the dietary needs of children, once registered


Full and half-day options are available and this is a complimentary service for our summit delegates. If you are interested and would like to sign up for childminding, please include this in your summit registration. Registration for childminding closes March 13, 2020. For more information, please contact

***Please note that we will have an additional room where mothers can breastfeed and/or pump in privacy. Please visit the registration desk at the Summit for more details.***