The Department of Family Services has increased rates paid to foster parents. Below are the new daily rates, by community, based on the cost of living:

Daily rates paid to foster parents in Nunavut increased as of April 1, according to the Department of Family Services.
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Arviat, Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet: $58

Arctic Bay, Baker Lake, Cambridge Bay, Chesterfield
Inlet, Gjoa Haven, Sanirajak, Igloolik, Kugluktuk, Naujaat,
Whale Cove: $60

Kinngait, Kimmirut, Pangnirtung, Sanikiluaq,
Taloyoak: $62

Clyde River, Coral Harbour, Grise Fiord, Kugaaruk,
Pond Inlet, Qikiqtarjuaq, Resolute Bay: $65

These payments are intended to assist in the costs of child rearing such as food, clothing, personal care and other general household costs.

Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...

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