Foster Parents   Muskoka District  Simcoe County 
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions, Barrie
Multiple Locations in Simcoe County and Muskoka District
Kids in our community need you! Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions is looking for Foster Parents! 
 
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions is a Child Welfare (Simcoe & Muskoka) and Children’s Mental Health (Muskoka only) agency licensed by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. We support children, youth, families and communities with multiple services including fostering for children and youth up to 18 years old.  
 
Our agency has an urgent need for foster parents across Simcoe and Muskoka. We are looking for diverse caregivers who understand children’s needs. Children & Youth lose so much when they have to leave their community. Foster caregivers provide a safe home and a temporary solution for children and youth, while their families make the changes needed for them to come back home. 
 
Would you consider opening your home and heart to providing care to youth and children? Fostering can be challenging, but it’s a very rewarding career. You don’t have to be perfect to make a difference in the life of a child. Fostering can be flexible and fit in with your lifestyle! 
 
We encourage all applicants to apply regardless of sex, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, orientation or religion.  
 
Our application process and training program are very detailed, and may seem daunting, but please don't let that stop you from choosing a career in fostering. We find that all successful foster parents believe that the rewards of fostering, including building strong, loving relationships that last a lifetime, far outweigh the challenges involved. 
 
We look forward to hearing from you! Please share with anyone you think might be interested!
Volunteer Driver   Simcoe County 
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions, Barrie
Purpose: To assist with the transportation needs of children and youth involved with Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions. 
Responsibilities: 
 Drive the child(ren)/youth in your own vehicle to an appointment/activity, and pick up the child(ren)/youth at an appointed place and time 
 Assist the child(ren)/youth to get in and out of the vehicle safely 
 Escort the child(ren)/youth to and from the appointment activity 
Requirements 
 18 years of age and older 
 A criminal record check (including vulnerable populations) free of charges or convictions 
 Possess a valid Ontario Driver's license and a safe driving record 
 Attend agency car seat training 
 A clean driver's abstract (obtained from Service Ontario) 
 Have access to a road worthy and safe vehicle 
 Minimum of $1 Million liability insurance 
 Patience and understanding 
 Reliable and punctual 
 Knowledge of the community 
 Able to offer physical support to the child(lifting), youth or adult 
 Trustworthy 
 Access to a computer (mileage submission) 
 Cell phone
Volunteer Board of Directors   Simcoe County 
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions, Barrie
Virtual and in-person meetings
Board members are concerned community members who are: 
 
Supportive of the Agency’s Vision, Purpose and Values 
Team oriented with good decision-making skills 
Able to attend and participate in 10 Board meetings each year as well as committee meetings  
Age 18 or over and live or work in Simcoe County or the District of Muskoka 
While we encourage all interested persons to apply, as a skills-based board, we are highly interested in community members who have lived or professional experience in the following areas: 
 
• French Language Service  
 
• Indigenous Heritage 
 
• Law/Legislation/Regulation  
 
• Research/Academic 
 
• Quality Assurance 
 
• Children’s Mental Health 
 
• Education 
 
• Communications /PR / Marketing 
 
• Police/Corrections/Youth Justice 
 
Varied skills, experience, capacity and attitude to fulfill expectations of this important role will be considered by the Nominating Committee. 
 
**Confirmation of all prospective Directors shall be conditional on receipt and review of a vulnerable sector / criminal record check, child welfare record check and COVID-19 vaccination. 
 
Board members gain an understanding of the issues facing child welfare, children’s mental health and the process of governance. They also help to raise the visibility of the Agency by communicating our purpose and serving as ambassadors within the community.
Volunteer Driver   Simcoe County 
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions, Barrie
Simcoe County
Volunteer Drivers 
Our volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to provide an invaluable service by assisting staff and foster families with the transportation needs of children in the care of SMFC. Volunteer drivers transport children and their families to various appointments such as access visits, medical appointments and schools throughout Muskoka and the Simcoe County region at the request of the Agency. Punctuality and reliability are a necessity for this position. Our drivers are compensated a fair rate per kilometre.