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Cut-off from most support at 19, youth aging out of foster care too often end up homeless, are not able to finish high school, and have no-one to turn to in their 20s.
But you can change this.
Join Fostering Change to raise awareness of this issue and show your support for change. Together, let’s make sure all young people have opportunities to succeed.
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.
On October 24, youth from foster care, Fostering Change, and First Call BC, visited Victoria for an amazing day of dialogue between youth in-and-from foster care and provincial politicians.
The provincial government must take action to reduce significant gaps in the academic achievement of children and youth in care, including the provision of specific funding to each school district dedicated to supporting the learning needs of these students, recommends a report released by B.C.'s Representative for Children and Youth.
This story by Sarah Petrescu originally appeared in the Times Colonist on October 24th, 2017.
A point-in-time homeless count has been conducted every three years in Metro Vancouver since 2002. The data provided in the most recent count was collected on March 8th 2017 over a 24-hour period to give a snapshot of homelessness in the region.