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
Foster parent recruitment and retention continues to be a challenge in some NWT communities. It is essential that foster children be provided the services they require while continuing to recognize the importance of family, community, and culture in their lives. A major way to ensure continued support is to provide a foster care rate system that recognizes regional ‘cost of living’ differentials across the NWT, and allows for equitable compensation.
Per Diem Rates
for Foster Caregivers and Subsidized Adoptions
Foster Families are provided a daily basic maintenance rate to ensure all foster children are comfortable and safe in their temporary home.
If you are part of a subsidized adoption, the basic maintenance rate is 90% of the basic maintenance rate for foster caregivers. This rate varies by region, due to the varying living cost across the territory.
Click here to look at the Per Diem Rates Form.
Foster Care Allowances
These are the allowances for each child who is in foster care, that can be provided on top of the per diem rate.
- Foster caregivers will now be provided with funding for a child or youth's birthday, as well as funds to get birthday presents for friends' parties.
- Foster caregivers will also receive funding for social and recreational activities such as bikes, lock, helmet, skateboard, etc.
- Children and youth (12-18) in permanent care will also be provided with a cell phone and basic monthly data plan.