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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 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.
Santanna Scott-Huntinghawk died last November, just months after she aged out of foster care, alone in a tent in a small wooded area just off a busy street in Surrey.
During our May 27th #SupportThe700 strategy workshop, we joined forces with a number of allies and crafted practical approaches to ensuring that newly elected MLAs honour their pledges to support youth in and from care.
Once a youth in care, Melanie Doucet is now an SSHRC Doctoral Fellow, a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar, and a PhD student at McGill University.
On Wednesday morning, a story broke on CBC News about a new report that shows nearly three out of every five homeless youth were part of the child welfare system at some point in their lives, a rate almost 200 times greater than that of the general population.
On Wednesday, July 25th, Fostering Change partners and youth allies came together to build their skills in graphic facilitation, and learn how to get the most out of their conversations.
On Wednesday, June 7th, Fostering Change grantees and young allies came together for our June Grantee Learning Day.
One of the principles that has guided our work in Fostering Change is that wisdom resides in community.
On Saturday, May 27th, Fostering Change allies connected for a productive and educational #Supportthe700 workshop.