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 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.
4Y Program - Adolescent & Young Adult Restorative Justice
Since June 2020, the Foster Family Coalition of the Northwest Territories continues to offer access to the Adolescent & Young Adult Restorative Justice Program. The program serves individuals from ages 12-24 and those who are diagnosed with or suspected to have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) or Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (PAE).
Our team is trained to address barriers such as past or present trauma and to ensure the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and cultural needs are met. We stand up for all those involved in Restorative Justice as we are dedicated to improving the quality of life for each individual. The communities present in the Northwest Territories have the resources within reach!
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.