These are child care providers who provide occasional or respite care for children, but you will have to make these arrangements directly.
1) Andrew Fleck Childcare Services
Provides short term care givers, not at a daycare centre but will send a care giver to your home, hotel, work, conference etc, and coordinate with you there.
The cost depends on the number of hours required per day and what activities you want them to do (ie going to museums, drop in playgroups etc); they don't provide meals or snacks. If you don't bring a stroller, they can provide one during the day.
Can cover day and evening hours.
Contact: Tracy at 613-739-0130 (leave a message)
2) Mothercraft Child Care
Provides occasional child care
475 Evered Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Z 5K9 (Westboro area)
T: (613) 728-1839 Fax: (613) 728-0097
3) Kids & Co.
This is a chain (there's one in Toronto) that provides short term or respite care (when spaces are available).
Albert Street Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7X7
T: 613-237-2658 360