We exist to strengthen communities so that kids can be safe, loved, and heard.
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
Yellowknifer editorial: Kids in care test new government
Yellowknifer, February 2 2020
Northern Wildflower: No easy fix for foster care
Catherine Lafferty, NNSL, February 2 2020
Health minister meets with foster family board of directors
Yellowknifer, January 31 2020
Kinship foster families in N.W.T. say they 'don't have any rights'
CBC, January 29 2020
Fixes to child welfare system will take years, premier tells caregivers
Yellowknifer, January 28 2020
"We're not getting the support we need": NWT foster care employees speak out
CBC, January 27 2020
‘This is not good:’ health minister commits to ‘action’ amid child welfare ‘crisis’
Yellowknifer, January 24 2020
Social services minister: 'We need to do better' for foster families
Cabin Radio, January 24 2020
Kieron Testart, OPINION | N.W.T. Child and Family Services is broken, will MLAs be able to fix it?
CBC, January 24 2020
Editorial: F for 33% progress on foster care
Yellowknifer, January 22 2020
Health minister to hear foster family concerns at Jan. 30 meeting
Yellowknifer, January 21 2020
Here's how N.W.T. MLAs, auditor general's office reacted to foster parents' horror stories
CBC, January 20 2020
Mass chaos' in social services, say foster caregivers in crisis
Cabin Radio, January 19 2020
N.W.T. premier, health minister say little in response to foster families' allegations
CBC, January 18 2020
'We're done': Foster parents share horror stories about broken N.W.T. system
CBC, January 17 2020
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
online private support and discussion groups
summer camp opportunity for children and youth involved with the foster care system