ASK YOUR CANDIDATES TO SIGN THE PLEDGE!
In BC, approximately 700 youth age out of the foster care system each year. If elected to government, candidates become their “public parent”, responsible for their wellbeing and success.
Are your candidates ready to be the public parent to 700 nineteen-year- olds?
We invite all candidates in the 2017 British Columbia Provincial Election to demonstrate their commitment to the success of youth aging out of foster care.
On Thursday February 9, 2017, Kris Archie, Senior Manager, Fostering Change initiative, and Ashley Crossan, an amazing member of our Youth Advisory Circle, spoke to CBC’s Early Edition.
In 2016, we asked how much British Columbians want to help Write the Future for youth aging out of foster care. Thanks to you, we feel ready to make 2017 a year of meaningful change.
New study says a basic support fund will cost province less in long run, reports CBC Vancouver.
Kris Archie recently visited Roundhouse Radio to talk about Opportunities in Transition and our upcoming presentation at The Broadbent Institute's Progress Summit BC.
Listen to Marvin Shaffer, principal investigator of Opportunities in Transition, being interviewed on CBC Vancouver Early Edition.
The Tyee reports on Opportunities in Transition, "ending supports at 19 results in higher future costs, poor outcomes."
Report from Vancouver Metro on Opportunities in Transition, "A new economics study bolsters children’s watchdog recommendation to extend supports from 19 to 25", researchers say.
Vancouver Sun front page coverage of our 'Opportunities in Transition' report - "supporting foster children to their 25th birthday would more than pay off in the long run."
Our new report - Opportunities in Transition – is the first to estimate the costs associated with the adverse outcomes that many youth aging out of foster care in BC each year experience. Get your copy now.