Enhanced Foster Care Initiative

In July 2018, we introduced our Enhanced Foster Care Initiative to care for the most vulnerable children and youth in our care.

If you have experience working with children or youth with behavioural, mental health or complex special needs, and are interested in providing full-time foster care — we need you!

Under this program, foster parents provide enhanced foster care for children and youth with challenging behaviours who require increased, full-time care.

Applicants must:

  • have at least one stay-at-home parent with advanced skills
  • be skilled in collaborating with a variety of staff, agencies and other support systems
  • be committed to ongoing training

Compensation is reflective of the greater demands, with increased financial compensation and increased specialized service supports, including:

  • all-inclusive monthly rate of $2,650 to $3,350 per child (depending on complexity of the child’s needs, the provider’s skills and experience)
  • a variety of supports, including: 1:1 child specific support, respite, 24/7 emergency support, etc.


See posting for a complete listing of qualifications and supports. 
Please contact us to learn more: foster@durhamcas.ca