How are foster parents compensated?

1. Foster parents receive a non-taxable daily stipend for each child in their care. These stipends are set by the province.
2. The stipend covers the number of bed nights each child is in the foster home.
3. The stipend is divided into a child maintenance fee and a parent skill fee.
4. Foster parents may be entitled to reimbursement for various expenses, including:
  • Mileage to and from child-specific appointments
  • Recreation and vacation/camp costs
  • Clothing-to-Standard costs