Foster caregiving and kinship care

There are many types of caregiving that make up B.C.’s network of care. Family and community members provide kinship care. Individuals or families foster children and youth in their homes. Individuals working for community social service agencies provide care for children and youth with complex needs in a specialized environment.

Child in Home of Relative Program
In the summer of 2023, the Child in Home of Relative (CIHR) program is introducing an annual affordability payment for children and youth in the care of relatives.