Tikinagan-owned Foster Homes

Tikinagan-owned foster homes (often referred to as agency-operated homes) are foster homes with live-in foster parents who 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, these foster homes provide a home-like environment for short term placements until longer term arrangements can be located. Some 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 foster homes. The live-in foster parents reside with children in care to create a safe, nurturing, and family environment. The live-in foster parents 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 covers all living expenses in the home, as well as provide a foster per diem. Foster Parents receive respite each month.

We currently have these homes located in Sioux Lookout, Red Lake, Thunder Bay, Lac Seul, Muskrat Dam, Sachigo Lake, Aroland, and Fort Hope (Eabametoong).


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

Choosing to be a Live-In Foster Parent is 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)