New Tikinagan Service: Foster Parent Support and Advice Phone Line


Chris & Annie Cromarty with June

Need advice in dealing with a child in care? Tikinagan's new toll-free support phone line is here to help foster parents deal with problems. We can provide advice on dealing with difficult child behaviour or a child with special needs. We can support you in fostering teenagers. We can advise on child development or nutrition or how to properly discipline a foster child. We can also help with other issues such as grief or dealing with separation. Don't hesitate to call for support or advice. We're here to help.

Become a Foster Parent. Make a Difference.

Every year in our communities, children need temporary alternate homes and families to care for them while their own families seek assistance for their problems. Some of these children can stay with their kokums and shoomas (grannies and grandpas). Some can stay with other family members, or with friends. However, some children don't have these options. Tikinagan is committed to keeping our children within our communities, but to make this happen, we need your help.

You can make a difference in the life of a child.

You can help children stay in our communities when their families are unable to care for them.

Foster parents are everyday people who come from all walks of life. Homemakers, Councillors, teacher's aides, grandparents, store workers, NNADAP workers. The list is long. Foster parents can be married or single or separated. They can have their own children, or not. The key requirement is your willingness to help a child. Foster parents are essential to us and to our children.

We will help you. Tikinagan provides training, assistance, financial support and recognition for our foster parents.  

Read one foster family's story.