GNWT HSS

Foster Family Care Home Rates

The foster family care home rate includes payment to meet the basic costs of day-to-day care of the child.

Community

Rate ($) per Day / per Child

Aklavik

$43

Behchoko

$33

Colville Lake

$47

Deline

$45

Dettah

$24

Enterprise

$26

Fort Good Hope

$45

Fort Liard

$32

Fort McPherson

$39

Fort Providence

$30

Fort Resolution

$31

Fort Simpson

$34

Fort Smith

$30

Gameti

$36

Hay River

$27

Inuvik

$33

Jean Marie River

$34

Kakisa Lake

$34

K’atiodeeche First Nation

$27

Lutselk’e

$42

Nahanni Butte

$40

Norman Wells

$44

Paulatuk

$53

Sachs Harbour

$47

Trout Lake

$39

Tsiigehtchic

$36

Tuktoyaktuk

$49

Tulita

$45

Ulukhaktok

$44

Wekweeti

$38

Whati

$36

Wrigley

$42

Yellowknife

$24

 

Note 1:
Current foster rates are under review.

 

Note 2:
Foster care rates vary from community to community, based on the Consumer Price Index.

 

Note 3:
In addition to the basic foster family care rate, there are supplementary payments based on the age of the child:

  • Age 0-5 years - $4.00 per day
  • Age 6-12 years - $3.00 per day
  • Age 13-18 years - $5.00 per day

Note:
Additional financial support may be available to foster parents if their foster child has special medical needs.