The Foster Family Coalition of the Northwest Territories runs many programs that serve children and youth throughout the NWT. See below for more information about these programs.
Camp Connections is a one week long summer camp for children and youth throughout the NWT who have experience with Social Services. The camp is located 57 km down the Ingraham Trail in Yellowknife, and children and youth from communities throughout the territory fly in for one of six sessions throughout the summer. Camp Connections is a great space for youth who live in different communities to reconnect year after year. It is a consistent part of many children and youth's lives. For more information, head to the Camp Connections page.
The GLOW (Gaining Lifeskills Our Way) Program started in Yellowknife in July 2020. This program runs daily, Monday - Friday, and is open to youth ages 12+ who have experience with social services. For more information head to the GLOW Program page.
The 4Y Program is a support and navigation program for youth in the Yellowknife area who may have or are diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and need additional one on one support to learn life skills and transition into adulthood. This program has been running in Yellowknife since June 2019.
The 4Y Program has a Justice Stream that serves youth aged 11 - 18 who have committed an offence. This program provides specialized support for the youth and their support networks. This program has begun in the early Fall of 2020, and serves youth in any community in the NWT.
Volunteer Mentorship Program
The volunteer mentorships connects community volunteers with a child or youth in a mentorship role. Volunteers will work with one youth for 1 - 4 hours a week, doing fun things and working on things they need to work on. This program gives children and youth an opportunity to develop a meaningful relationship with one more caring adult.