Our Goal

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Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing home for children who need a safe place to stay. Tikinagan provides ongoing support and will work with you every step of the way to ensure a family setting where the child can grow and thrive.

Our Needs

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We need caring Indigenous Foster Homes and Foster Parents in the Thunder Bay district to care for children and youth, ranging from ages 0-18, for either short- or long-term.

We are looking for people who support Mamow Obiki-ahwahsoowin, the Tikinagan service model. Because we are an Indigenous organization, persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference, particularly applicants connected to the 30 First Nations we serve.

Live-In Foster Parents

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Another option for being a foster parent is to be a live-in foster parent at a home owned by Tikinagan.

Instead of fostering in their own home, Live-In Foster Parents reside in an Tikinagan-owned foster home 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 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.

These homes are located in Sioux Lookout, Red Lake, Thunder Bay, Aroland, Muskrat Dam, Sachigo Lake, Fort Hope and Lac Seul.

Become A Foster Parent in Thunder Bay

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For information about applying to be a foster parent, or to start the application process today, fill out the form or call our Intake Department at:

(807) 737-3466 or 1-800-465-3624 ext 6400.