We're celebrating a successful October! 45+ young people from care came to speak to over 35 MLAs in dozens of meetings lasting all afternoon. To say we exhausted ourselves is an understatement!
The work of the Relationships Matter team - co-researchers from care in BC and Melanie Doucet, PhD candidate at the McGill School of Social Worker and former youth in care - can be seen in this video released about the project.
A May 2018 report by the BC Coroners Service highlights that "young people leaving government care died at five times the rate of the general population of young people [17-25] in British Columbia." See the clear recommendation echoing our call for universal AYA supports.
After (almost) six months of waiting, we're finally holding a response letter from Premier Horgan and six government ministries to our October 24 asks.
Now that important progress has been made Vancouver Foundation is returning Fostering Change to the community that inspired it.
A collaborative photovoice research project with McGill University, the Vancouver Foundation’s Fostering Change Initiative, the BC Representative for Children and Youth, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
On October 24th 2017, Fostering Change and First Call BC joined forces for an amazing day of dialogue between youth in-and-from foster care and provincial politicians. Find out more about what happened.
Almost exactly three years ago we started on the Fostering Change shared learning and evaluation journey. Find out what we learned.