Agency Operated Homes

Agency Operated Homes (AOH) are foster homes run by Tikinagan. Live-in foster parents provide daily supervision and care to children and youth placed in these homes. When other alternatives are not immediately available for children taken into care, AOHs provide a home-like environment for short term placements until longer term arrangements can be located. Some AOH placements can be long-term depending on the needs of the children.

Live-In Foster Parents

Tikinagan Child and Family Services is seeking Live-In Foster Parents for our Agency Operated Homes. The Live-In Foster Parents will reside with children in care to create a safe, nurturing, and family environment. The Live-In Foster Parents will work with a team of Child Welfare professionals and ensure that the Ministry Standards are met and carried out in the home. Tikinagan Child and Family Services will cover all living expenses in the home, as well as provide a foster per diem. The Live-in Foster Parents will receive respite each month.

The majority of our Agency Operated Homes are located in Sioux Lookout, but we do have some located in First Nation communities.


  • Have the ability to communicate with the clients in a positive manner?
  • Have experience working with high risk and special needs children and youth?
  • Have the ability to work with Tikinagan staff and other service providers?
  • Have a valid Ontario driver's license (considered an asset)?
  • Speak one of the Nishnawbe-Aski languages (considered an asset)?

Choosing to be a Live-In Foster Parent is more than a job - it's a lifestyle change and a truly unique opportunity. If you are interested in being a live-in foster parent, we welcome your application. Please contact us at:

Tikinagan Child and Family Services
Attn: Intake
P.O. Box 627
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B1

T: 807-737-3466
T: 800-465-3624 (Toll Free)