The Foster Family Coalition provides essential services to families and individuals in the NWT.
We exist to strengthen communities so that kids can be safe, loved, and heard.
We are an organization that serves and supports foster and adoptive families across the NWT.
The decision to form this organization began in June 2001, after the Yellowknife Foster Family Association hosted the National Foster Care Symposium. Delegates at this symposium unanimously agreed there was a need for a Territorial-wide organization.
The Foster Family Coalition of the NWT (FFCNWT) was formed in June 2002, and on October 2, 2002, became incorporated under the Societies Act. The FFCNWT became a registered charitable organization on September 5, 2003. In the fall of 2013 we expanded our services to support pre- and post-adoptive parents as well.
Our office is located in Yellowknife at 5125 50th St. We are open Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The FFCNWT has three full-time employees, Executive Director Tammy Roberts, Executive Assistant Megan McDougall, and Program Coordinator Korry Garvey. From June - August, we hire seven additional staff to work at Camp Connections.
Want to learn more? Check out our Strategic Plan.
GOALS OF OUR SOCIETY
Advocate for children receiving services under the Child and Family Services Act, Department of Health and Social Services, Government of the Northwest Territories to ensure that their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs are met
Develop standards, policies, procedures and protocols that support foster and adoptive children and families, in partnership with local, regional and Northwest Territorial Boards/Authorities and Departments
Provide a comprehensive support network for Northwest Territories foster and adoptive families
Participate in the development and delivery of foster and adoptive family training, NWT wide
The Foster Family Coalition of the NWT is a unified voice, dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and youth in care by supporting foster and adoptive families' well being.
While the 19th legislative assembly members were campaigning in September 2019, we asked them three questions about how they will make changes in the territory as an MLA.