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
The Foster Family Coalition of the NWT (FFCNWT) is offering a Afterschool Program service to all kids in care of ages 12 and under.
The FFCNWT will now be coordinating the following service for foster caregivers:
Northern Stars Program (Afterschool Program): in which the caregivers need childcare after school hours.
If you are a foster caregiver in need of child care in the NWT, reach out to:
Northern Stars Program Coordinator
Safety during the COVID-19 pandemic
When setting up child care, the FFCNWT is following all guidelines provided by NWT’s Chief Public Health Officer to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 in the NWT. Workers be required to go over the safety procedures outlined below, and families will be asked to confirm similar measures.
- I will not come into work if I or anyone in my household is experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19, or if anyone in my household is in self-isolation and has been interacting with me. If I live with someone who has an immunocompromised system, or if I have an immunocompromised system, I will not be doing this work right now. I will provide as advanced notice as possible to the FFCNWT if I am feeling sick and cannot work. I will complete this self-assessment tool every morning before working: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nwt-covid19-self-assessment
- I will ensure to take extra measures outside of when I am working to stay away from people, other than those in my immediate household. If I have to go shopping, I must put effort in to avoid touching things with my hands and then touching my face, and stay at least 2 metres away from other people. I will wash my hands and change clothing upon returning home from shopping to reduce the chance of being infected by the virus. I will practice ‘social distancing’ every day.
- I must wash my hands regularly at work as well as at home, and continue to remind the kids to do so too when working with them.
- I will regularly monitor the kids I am caring for for signs of sickness during the day care / respite care. If I notice any of the kids in camp have any of the symptoms of COVID-19, I will contact their caregiver(s) right away. I have the right to keep myself safe and ask to cancel the camp going forward if the kids are sick.