The Ministry of Children and Family Development is currently undertaking a comprehensive review of the family-based caregiver payment model (including rates, and financial and non-financial supports) as maintenance rates have not changed since 2009. There is also need to take a holistic view of the system of supports so that there is a comprehensive understanding of all the supports and payments that caregivers currently receive or need to help care for children and youth. Ministry staff have begun to collect needed information and collaborate with community partners to develop proposals for government’s consideration.

This survey is to gain broader input from foster caregivers on your experience with the current payment model. Your responses will help us understand the supports that you as caregivers need to provide for children and youth.

Participation in this survey is optional; you may skip questions and end the survey at any time. All responses will be completely anonymous and confidential.

The survey will be live until January 31, 2019. For questions/concerns, please call 1-800-663-9999.