Foster Parent Appreciation Month 2024


This March, Tikinagan is honouring the dedication and commitment of more than 210 Foster Parents during its annual Foster Parent Appreciation Month.

Foster Parents are an important part of Tikinagan’s effort in supporting children and youth in care keep their connection to their language, culture and families.

Becoming Foster Parent

Tikinagan shares the sacred responsibility held by parents, extended family and community members to care for children through their service model Mamow Obiki-ahwahsoowin, which means “everyone working together to raise our children. A child’s circle of care may include the child’s parents and siblings, extended family members, the First Nation Chief and Council, Elders, the school principal and teachers, workers from other community resources, Tikinagan, other caregivers and Foster Parents.

Throughout March, Tikinagan will be highlighting several Foster Parents and celebrating their dedication to our youth. Tikinagan will also be honouring our Foster Parents with a celebration including food, fun, entertainment, and prizes on March 23.

Foster parents are everyday people who come from all walks of life – homemakers, councilors, grandparents, etc. They work at the community store, the nursing station, the school or in the band office. The list is long. They are selfless individuals that support our youth during difficult periods in their lives.

Tikinagan is looking for more Foster Parents who want to make a real difference in the life of a child. When their families are unable to care for them, Foster Parents help children stay in their home community, and stay connected to extended family, friends and their culture and traditions.

Foster Parent Spotlight

Past Honourees






Ruth, Gail, and Len

Read Here




Learn about Emma here

Jolene and Sims

Learn about Jolene and Sims Here


Learn more about Shelly here


Foster Parent Appreciation Celebration

For the month of March, Tikinagan is honouring its Foster Parents, culminating with an event on March 23 that will feature Foster Parent stories and performances by several entertainers.

To learn more about becoming a Foster Parent or the services at Tikinagan, call 1-800-465-3624.