Child Special Allowance (CSA)

Program Summary

CSA is a grant provided by Canada Revenue Agency to FNCFS agencies and is intended to support the maintenance of children who are in the care of FNCFS agencies. The CSA Act clearly states the CSA shall be applied exclusively toward the care, maintenance, education, training or advancement of the child in the respect to whom it is paid.

Eligible Recipients

ISC does not provide CSA resources to recipients. When a child is taken into the care of a child welfare agency, that agency can apply for the Child Special Allowance (CSA). The allowance is paid from the Canada’s Child Tax Benefit Program.

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.