Private Support and Discussion Groups
The FFCNWT has a private Facebook community. Because we must be cautious about confidentiality, the groups are CLOSED to the public. Our groups are monitored by experienced staff from our office who will be able to assist you. The only way you can access the groups is if you send a request by email to our office. We will then give you the rules and guidelines that we have for the groups and once you accept them, we will add you to the group. The next time you log on to Facebook, anything that is posted in the group will be added to your newsfeed. It's that simple!!
Head to the contact page to send us a message with your interest in joining the closed Facebook groups. Or read below for a specific group you may want to join.
FOSTER FAMILY COALITION OF THE NWT
Babysitting refers to daytime or evening care of a baby, child or youth. It is a really fun job, that can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 12 hours a day. If you want to be a babysitter for a foster or adoptive family, there are some prerequisites.
If you are between 18 years old or older, you must:
-have completed a criminal records check, including a vulnerable sectors check, which you can do through the RCMP. You will have to first obtain a letter from the Foster Family Coalition of the NWT asking for a vulnerable sector check specifically for you, which you will then bring to the RCMP office and they will put in for your criminal reference check and vulnerable sector check
-have the skills and maturity to meet the care needs of the child or youth for the period required.
If you are between 12 and 17 years old, you must:
-have successfully completed a recognized babysitting course or equivalent, if available
-have the skills and maturity to meet the care needs for the period required; and
-have the approval of your parent(s)/guardians(s).
Please send us a copy of your babysitting course completion, or we can copy the original certification for your babysitting course.