Introduction

Learn how to become a caregiver, and the supports and services available.

Foster care

Foster care is the temporary living arrangement made for a child when Children's Services is unable to quickly locate and support suitable kinship care.

Foster care is the full-time, temporary care of a child in your home. Ideally, a child in foster care returns home to their birth family as soon as possible.

Kinship care

Kinship care is an extended family home that is approved to care for a child or youth in care. The caregiver must have a family relationship or significant connection to the child – for example, grandparent, aunt or close family friend.

Supports for kinship care are similar to the supports provided to a child and caregivers in foster care.

Indigenous care

Indigenous caregivers provide a safe, nurturing, healthy and stable home for an Indigenous child in need of care.

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