The Life Long Connections worker assists in identifying and locating a child’s family or other close community member to help facilitate ongoing connection and possible placement where appropriate. In addition, the worker searches for placements with extended family when a child has been placed in foster care where it is in the best interest of the child. The worker will also help to facilitate and coordinate out of region and out of province kinship placements if required.
The role of the Life Long Connections worker is to provide support to urban Indigenous families who are at risk. The Life Long Connections program is primarily responsible for searching for, identifying and locating a child’s family or other close community members who may be willing to provide a “forever” home for a child that is coming into care.