Family reunification project launched

The Government of Yukon, Canada is introducing a new three-year pilot project to reunite families. The family reunification home project is an innovative foster placement model through which foster parents will work intensively with the parents of the children under their care within a single family home in Whitehorse. The program will allow children in care to be reunited with their families.

This pilot project responds to the need for more extended foster care services in Yukon. This model is an adaptation of an approach that has proven to be effective in other jurisdictions. It is a preventative intervention model that allows parents and children to remain together under supervision.

Family and Children’s Services is undertaking the selection process, with the first family to be moved in no later than January 2018.