There are two types of foster families for indigenous children aged 0 to 17: regular families and proximity families.
The particularity of the proximity foster family is that there is a significant relation between the child and the foster person. For example, it may be an extended family member (aunt, grandparents or a very close friend).
Mino Obigiwasin intends to ensure that all foster families are indigenous. In very rare exceptions, a child will be fostered out of the Nation.
The role of foster family workers includes recruitment, assessment, matching, follow-up and support (counselling and assistance). At Mino, the Foster Family Program will be different from the former CISSSAT program. Here is an overview of the new way of working: