Information for Current Foster Parents
Even though foster families receive ongoing support from a care team, there are additional programs that can be of assistance.
If you've been approved to be a foster caregiver in B.C. we encourage you to take a moment and review the following information on monthly maintenance payment, education, and insurance.
Types of Family Care Homes & Payment
Foster families receive a monthly maintenance payment that covers the costs of caring for a child. Providing foster care is not a job – foster caregivers are not expected to give up their employment in order to care for children.
Children's needs range from reasonably straightforward to very complex, which requires different types of foster care.
Foster Care Education
All foster caregivers need to complete the BC Foster Care Education Program within two years of becoming approved. This specialized training is free of charge and takes about 53 hours to complete.
Insurance & Coverage
Learn more about the different types of insurance available to foster parents in B.C. There are are also easy to follow instructions on how to make a claim.