Yes. If you are looking after a child in financial need and you are not the child's birth or adoptive parent, you may be able to receive financial help.
Temporary Care Assistance provides money to an adult on behalf of a child who:
Eligibility for this program is based on the income and assets of the child, not the financial circumstances of the person who is looking after the child. To be eligible, you:
The child is also eligible to receive some benefits such as prescription drugs, dental and vision care.
Because individual circumstances vary, eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis.
For more information, please contact your local Ontario Works office.