aboutus

The Foster Family Coalition of the Northwest Territories is an organization that exists to address and meet the needs of foster and adoptive families across the NWT.

We exist to strengthen communities so that kids can be safe, loved, and heard. 

#nwtkidsmatter

On 12/12/19, foster caregivers from throughout Yellowknife came together to discuss the current barriers and problems they see in the child protection system. A 27 page document was created from the conversations heard during this meeting. It must be noted that this document only takes into consideration the voices of foster caregivers in Yellowknife. To fully understand the state of the child protection system in the territory, foster caregivers from every community must be given the opportunity to voice their concerns and experiences, in additional to current and former children in care, biological families of children in care, current and former front line child protection workers, and all other stakeholders in the child protection system in the Northwest Territories.

Some N.W.T. day home operators say they won't take in foster children amid concerns with system

CBC, February 3 2020

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/day-home-operators-foster-system-1.5448451?fbclid=IwAR2LI2r36W8Wv9M8cM2JXBWZD3tVRphpiwfPukpDDtS4hy57dwxdudF-qZE

Yellowknifer editorial: Kids in care test new government

Yellowknifer, February 2 2020

https://nnsl.com/yellowknifer/yellowknifer-editorial-kids-in-care-test-new-government/?fbclid=IwAR1gJMndC5xCZmRfAfOSoQPzywaZ5wDlA2VVB5RLFxmsbKODSobcirtep0g

Northern Wildflower: No easy fix for foster care

Catherine Lafferty, NNSL, February 2 2020

https://nnsl.com/nwtnewsnorth/northern-wildflower-no-easy-fix-for-foster-care/

Health minister meets with foster family board of directors

Yellowknifer, January 31 2020

https://nnsl.com/yellowknifer/health-minister-meets-with-foster-family-board-of-directors/?fbclid=IwAR0rWuTC_3K6LELJ-Pai-jQZQTMZ1OrHQ9bC7vgcenUIdT8DwnZ-aOrJ-Bg

Kinship foster families in N.W.T. say they 'don't have any rights'

CBC, January 29 2020

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/kinship-foster-families-nwt-rights-1.5443831?fbclid=IwAR21TZD1AsrKbglT-0S4qIqZTxTx03akZZWTc4z11KQ4l9wu0emYE3SR48k

 

Fixes to child welfare system will take years, premier tells caregivers

Yellowknifer, January 28 2020

https://tinyurl.com/syppohm

"We're not getting the support we need": NWT foster care employees speak out

CBC, January 27 2020

https://tinyurl.com/wz95fjc

 

‘This is not good:’ health minister commits to ‘action’ amid child welfare ‘crisis’

Yellowknifer, January 24 2020

https://tinyurl.com/r2un69d

Social services minister: 'We need to do better' for foster families

Cabin Radio, January 24 2020

https://cabinradio.ca/29130/news/health/social-services-minister-we-need-to-do-better-for-foster-families/

Kieron Testart, OPINION | N.W.T. Child and Family Services is broken, will MLAs be able to fix it?

CBC, January 24 2020

https://tinyurl.com/ronvjoq

Editorial: F for 33% progress on foster care

Yellowknifer, January 22 2020

https://tinyurl.com/wgyayvj

Health minister to hear foster family concerns at Jan. 30 meeting

Yellowknifer, January 21 2020

https://tinyurl.com/t98hksv

Here's how N.W.T. MLAs, auditor general's office reacted to foster parents' horror stories

CBC, January 20 2020

https://tinyurl.com/sz7sd79

Mass chaos' in social services, say foster caregivers in crisis

Cabin Radio, January 19 2020

https://tinyurl.com/ryu2cmg

N.W.T. premier, health minister say little in response to foster families' allegations

CBC, January 18 2020

https://tinyurl.com/vupkg2z

'We're done': Foster parents share horror stories about broken N.W.T. system

CBC, January 17 2020

https://tinyurl.com/v37maod

 

We publish bi-weekly email newsletters, with news and information about what's going on in the NWT and throughout Canada in the realm of foster care and adoption. To read our old newletters, click below. 

We have a wide variety of services that include:

  • toll-free support line

  • quarterly newsletter

  • online private support and discussion groups

  • one-on-one support

  • resource library

  • summer camp opportunity for children and youth involved with the foster care system

 

Camp Connections 2019

We had an amazing summer at Camp Connections in 2019 and we're ready for 2020!

 

2020 FFCNWT

 

5125 50th St, Yellowknife, NT