Resources for Tikinagan Foster Parents

This page is dedicated to our current Foster Parents. Their passion, dedication, and commitment to our children and youth makes the work we do possible. Sometimes, some extra help along the way is needed, which is why we’ve created these resources.

FAQs for Foster Parents

Can I post photos of my foster child?

Foster Parents who use social media sites such as Facebook can post family pictures on social networking sites that include foster children, if the following conditions are met:

1. Before posting pictures contact your Child Care Worker for this approval. This will ensure posting pictures of foster children in your home poses no potential safety risks related to the child or to you. In some cases the child’s family cannot know where the child is placed.

2. Signed consents must be obtained from the parents/guardians by the Child Care Worker prior to posting any pictures.

3. The children are not identified by name.

4. The children are not identified as foster children.

5. There is no discussion on the social networking sites about case specific information about the child or the child’s family or any other matters related to Tikinagan Child and Family Services, such as work or worker related business.

I have a question/complaint. Who should I contact?

We encourage you to reach out to your Residential Care Worker.

What if I have a protection concern?

Every adult in Ontario has a legal obligation to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect to a Children’s Aid Society. Tikinagan Child and Family Services is the Children’s Aid Society for First Nations children in our catchment area (see Our Communities), so if you know or suspect that a child is being abused, call us right away at 1-800-465-3624, 24-hours a day.

We’re always available to talk about your concerns, and the information you give us, including your identity, will remain confidential whenever possible.

You don’t need to be sure!

Learn more about reporting by clicking here.