When a First Nations, Inuit or Métis child cannot remain with their caregivers and neither Customary Care or Kin Care is available, NCFST will look for alternative caregiving under the fostering model. Placements can be both long and short term. The foster parent will be expected to work closely with caregivers, workers and community members to ensure the child’s needs are met in accordance the standards and guidelines set out by MCCSS.
Are you ready to open your heart and home? For a lifelong journey and connection.
Those interested in providing alternative care must demonstrate a genuine willingness and commitment to adhere to our service model to provide safe, stable and nurturing homes rooted in the traditions and values of the child’s Aboriginal community. They must also be prepared to adhere to standards of care mandated by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS).
If you desire to make a difference in an Aboriginal child’s life and are committed to working cooperatively with our service model in a non-judgemental, respectful and culturally compassionate way, you are welcome to contact a screener at NCFST to discuss becoming an alternative care provider. They will gather information from you and forward to an alternative care staff who will then call you to complete a preliminary assessment. If eligible you will be contacted to explore the next steps in the process.