What is a Lifelong Connections Worker?

A Lifelong Connections Worker (LCW) at South Island Wellness Society (SIWS) helps children in foster care reconnect with their families, offering support and guidance to reestablish vital family bonds. An essential part of their work involves creating a detailed family tree, which is crucial for understanding a child’s extended family and other important connections.

Building Bonds for Children in Care

Reconnecting Families Through Family Trees

By creating family trees and connecting children with their families, LCWs at SIWS help foster a supportive environment where children can grow and thrive. If you’re in the community and need help reconnecting with family, an LCW can guide you through the process, ensuring that every child has a network of lifelong connections.

Would you like to contact a Lifelong Connections Worker?

What is Involved?

Here’s how LCWs assist the community:

  • Build Family Trees: They gather information about relatives and family friends to create a family tree. This helps identify potential caregivers and sources of support for children in care.

  • Locate Family Members: LCWs reach out to relatives and significant connections to rebuild relationships and find suitable homes for children in foster care.

  • Organize Family Meetings: They facilitate meetings with family members to discuss the needs of the child and explore ways to support them.

  • Develop Lifelong Connections: LCWs work to ensure children have lasting relationships with family and other significant connections, providing a sense of identity and belonging.

Have a Referral?

If you know an individual or family who you feel could benefit from these services, please complete a referral form. For any questions, please contact us at:

For youth under the age of 25.

For families currently involved with the Ministry of Child & Family Services.

For general support requests and one-to-one support for adults. For example: addictions, mental health, resource connections etc.