Meet The Team
Tammy Roberts -
Tammy has been a committed professional parent since 1991 providing emergency and long term care to approximately 250 NWT foster children and youth with mild to extreme learning and behavioural disabilities. She continues to provide long-term care to individuals that have been prenatally exposed to drugs and alcohol as a foster and adoptive parent.
For many years Tammy served as the Yellowknife Foster Family Association President, and cultivated her parenting skills through training, which has enabled her to deliver FASD workshops locally, territorially and nationally. Tammy has been a support to many children and parents across the north, and because of this was recognized with the Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 for her contribution to the community.
Tammy has been the Executive Director of the Foster Family Coalition of the Northwest Territories since 2009 and in this position facilitates PRIDE Training and provides support to foster and adoptive parents and child protection workers across the territory. She also represents the Northwest Territories on the board of the Canadian Foster Family Association, participates on the National Executive Director’s Working Group, is the Family Support Worker for the Stanton Territorial Hospital FASD Diagnostic Team and is on the CanFASD Research Network Family Advisory Committee.
- Executive Assistant
Chantelle started working with the Foster Family Coalition in December of 2019. She has recently graduated from the University of Alberta where she studied Anthropology and Sociology. Chantelle helps out around the office with day to day operations such as answering phones, updating social media, setting people up with PRIDE, as well as packing and organizing our yearly comfort kits.
When she's not at work she can be found spending time with her family or reading a book. Chantelle loves spending time outdoors (when it is not too cold) and occasionally dabbles in creating artsy things, such as pottery and paintings.
Chantelle will likely be the first person you chat with if you contact the FFCNWT. She has lots of information for you if you are interested in fostering or adopting, if you have any questions about the fostering and adoption system in the NWT, or if you need some support in your current caregiving role.
- 4Y Program Coordinator
Korry completed her student placement at the Foster Family Coalition from February - May 2019. She now has a social service worker diploma, and was hired as a member of staff in May 2019.
Korry's main roles are developing and running the new 4Y Program for youth in Yellowknife. This is a support and navigation program for youth aged 16 - 29 who have a brain-based disability due to prenatal alcohol exposure, and/or who are diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. The new program is based on successful models from around the country.
When not working, Korry enjoys playing organized sports, going to the gym, and making short films.