Becoming a Foster Support Worker

What is Foster Parenting?
Fostering is the act of brining a child into your home to provide them with life necessities as well as emotional support during a difficult and traumatic time. This occurs when children cannot remain in their home because their safety is at risk and need protection.

Who can foster?
Individuals who want to parent, single individuals, individuals that want to contribute to the safety and security of children, individuals from different religious backgrounds, individuals from all cultural backgrounds.

Other family members in the home?
Pets are allowed and must be up to date on all vaccinations.
Individual in the home 18 years of age and older must complete a police check in the vulnerable sector.

Steps to becoming a foster parent?
A Some Home Study (Structured Analysis, Family Evaluation) conducted. 
An initial application must be completed.
Home safety checklist and questionnaire. 
Medical health assessment.
Criminal records check, including vulnerable sector.
Children’s Aid Society provincial and local database check.
Five references.
At least three interviews.
Meet with one of our therapists.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can become a Foster Parent?
Any adult 18 years of age and older, who passes the requirements set by Fostering Family Relations and the Children’s Aid Society.

What if I’m single?
Fostering Family Relations welcomes anyone that can provide a safe, loving and supportive environment for our children.

What if I’m in a same sex relationship?
Fostering Family Relations does not discriminate based on an individual’s sexual orientation. We are accepting and supportive of all children, youth and adults who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or are gender diverse.

How many children can I have?
Up to 4 children with no more than 2 children under the age of 2.

Can I say no to a child?
Yes. Fostering Family Relations will never force you to care for any child who you do not feel suited for.

How much will I be remunerated?
$70.00 a day for each child.

Do I need to own my home?
No, you can have a rental property.

Do I need to be currently employed?

At Fostering Family Relations, we are helping shape the lives of children and youth. We offer a competitive wage, Medical, dental, vision, and flexible hours to ensure you can maintain a comfortable work life balance while being a positive force in the community. Given the nature of clients, we strive to provide a structured, consistent program that maintains an overall level of expectation. Our employees provide predictability, respect, honour, compassion, nurturing, and a sense of self. 

Foster Care Support Worker

Part-Time, Permanent, Casual

Relief foster care support workers at various foster homes in the Durham Region. The children have various needs, and their ages range from 9-18.

Duration of shifts range pending the level of support needed throughout the week and on weekends.

Must have a valid Ontario Driver’s Licence and car insurance including $2M liability and a vehicle in safe working order.

COVID-19 Considerations: Due to the current pandemic, we continue to abide by all Public Health guidelines.

Rate of Pay: $18.50 – $20.00


  • 32-40 per week
  • Day shift
  • Night shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability
  • Holidays


Becoming a Foster Parent is not a decision to be taken casually. Fostering Family Relations thanks, you for taking this huge step. We will work with you and for you during each step of the process. All potential foster parents will receive the necessary information and support to assist you in making the right decision for you and your family. We are committed to providing you quality and prompt service. 

Rate of Pay: TBD