Tungasuvvingat Inuit, in collaboration with Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families and the Inuit community in Ontario, are developing an Inuit-specific foster-care (including kinship care) program. The Sapujjijuit Program has been developed by Inuit for Inuit, grounded in the principles of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and Inunnguiniq. The overall goal of the program is to increase the number of Inuit family and community placements for Inuit children and youth who are unable to remain safely at home. With support from Akiani Consulting and Okpik Consulting we would like to share two reports with you which highlight the importance of an Inuit-specific foster care model.
In the winter of 2023, we will be launching our first pilot project to test our Inuit-Specific Caregiver Assessment and Training Program.
For questions or to express interest in taking the Foster/Kinship Parent training contact:
Alex Hizaka, Senior Policy and Program Advisor
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 613-323-7443.
** Made possible with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services