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.
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. She is leading ‘Relationships Matter’, a collaborative project that aims to take a closer look - through the power of images and accompanying stories - at supportive relationships in the lives of young people from care, and how those relationships can be developed and nurtured over time.
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.
Fostering Change is delighted to announce our Small Grants recipients!
As of today, 41 newly elected MLAs have signed our pledge for youth aging out of foster care.
We want to give a big thanks to ALL candidates who signed the pledge, and we look forward to working with them in the future.