Ontario

Targeted Subsidies for adopting siblings or older children in extended society care

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Tax filing required

If your family adopts or takes legal custody of siblings or older children in extended society care will receive subsidies from a children’s aid society to help with the cost of care. You will be entitled to receive monthly financial support for each eligible child up until the child turns 21. You must apply to your society for the subsidy.

To be eligible, as a family:

  • You have a combined net family income of $97,856 or less
  • You adopt or take legal custody of a child in extended society care who is eight years old or older
  • You adopt or take legal custody of two or more children in extended society care who are siblings

Proof of  residency in Province

  • lease agreement
  • rent receipt
  • household bill
    • gas
    • electricity
    • cable television
    • telephone
  • driver's license
  • vehicle registration or car insurance
  • membership in social or professional organization
  • Other:
    • bank information
    • employment information

Proof of primary responsibility for the care and upbringing of the child

  • a letter from the day care or school authorities indicating the child’s home address and contact information on file
  • a letter from a social worker, physician, a band council, or a resettlement officer stating that they have personal knowledge that the child lived with you for the period you indicated
  • a registration form or a receipt from an activity or club the child was enrolled in for the period you indicated
  • a court order, decree, or separation agreement that explains the type of custody arrangement you have (for example, shared custody) and clearly shows the living arrangements for the child
  • any other document showing that the child lived with you for the period you indicated

To apply for Targeted Subsidies for adopting siblings or older children in extended society, care contact your local children’s aid society or visit this website for more information.

Last updated: June 28, 2022