Grandparents, family members and community members caring for children in need of protection may be able to receive financial support. It may be provided to meet the needs of the child, including their clinical needs.
Funding may also be provided to assist with specific costs for a child’s special needs that are not covered by private or government programs. This may include medical and related costs, therapy and home renovations to address urgent child safety needs or accommodate a child’s disability.
Members of Indigenous communities who are looking after a child in a formal customary care arrangement are also eligible for financial supports.
If you are a family member who would like to care for a child in your family, learn how to become a foster parent.
All children’s aid societies across Ontario are required to follow the same funding policy guidelines to determine eligibility for funding and when financial assistance will begin.
A grandparent or family member caring for children in need of protection may be eligible for financial assistance. Discuss your situation with your children’s aid society case worker.
To be eligible to receive short-term or ongoing financial assistance, you must be in at least one of the following situations:
For more information regarding financial assistance for family members caring for children in need of protection, call us at 1-866-559-4587.