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
Youth Financial Supports
Foster Family Coalition of the NWT Scholarship Fund
In July 2011, the Foster Family Coalition of the NWT launched its Scholarship Fund. It was started by generous donations from BHP Billiton and the Yellowknife Foster Family Association. Each year there will be two $500 scholarships available to NWT residents that grew up in foster care who are furthering their education. The fund is being administered by the Yellowknife Community Foundation.
For more information go to http://www.ykcf.ca/funding/#
Telus- Helping Youth Achieve Independence
For youth leaving foster care, their phone can be their lifeline, helping them build credit, search for somewhere to live, find education and job opportunities, and stay in touch with friends and vital support networks.
A collaboration between TELUS and Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada (CAFC) and select Centre de Jeunesse Foundations, Mobility for GoodTM helps these kids achieve independence by providing them with a free phone and a $0 plan, including 3 GB of data for two years.
Follow the link below for more information and to apply!
Foster Children Bursary Program
Storwell offers an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life.
For more information go to https://www.storwell.com/bursary-application