Foster Family Care Home Monthly Rates

The family care home monthly rate includes a payment to meet the costs of the day-to-day care of the child (the family care rate), and an additional payment to specialized homes to meet their operating costs. The family care rate (effective March 1, 2007) is $757.67 for a child 0-11 and $866.11 for a child/youth age 12-19.

Foster Family Care Rate Increases

The family care rate is the payment made to foster families to pay for the day-to-day care of the child.

Since 1992 the cost of living in BC, according to the consumer price index has increased 27.5%. The family care rate has increased six times since October 1, 1991. Additional increases were made on April 1, 2008 and April 1, 2009.

Date % Increase Rate for 0-11 Rate for 12-19
October 1, 1991 3.75% $326.22 $423.41
October 1, 1993 77% $613.00 $704.00
December 1, 1994 2% $625.26 $718.08
January 1996 2% $637.77 $732.44>
January 1, 2001 10% $701.55 $805.68
March 1, 2007 0-11 12-19 $757.67 $866.11
8% 7.5%
April 1, 2008 0-11 12-19 $780.40 $887.76
3% 2.5%
April 1, 2009 0-11 12-19 $803.82 $909.95
3% 2.5%