Are your candidates ready to support the 700?
We invite all candidates in the 2017 British Columbia Provincial Election to demonstrate their commitment to the success of approximately 700 youth who age out of foster care each year in BC.
In 2016, over 17,000 people in BC signed a petition to increase financial support for youth aging out of care, and 71% of the public support the idea of providing them with living expenses. People in BC care about this issue.
We know candidates care too.
Ask them to sign the pledge, and show us they are ready to act.
Here's what we're asking candidates to do:
- Participate in a pre-election debate about the issues facing youth aging out of foster care, and to listen to the solutions identified by young leaders.
- Attend a local BC Child and Youth in Care week celebration in their riding to honour the incredible resilience of young people from foster care where I live.
- Meet with young leaders from foster care this fall to hear their insights and ideas on how to make a successful start in their adult years.
- Advocate for increased funding for youth aging out of foster care so that they get consistent financial support, long-term relationships with caring dependable adults, and stronger community connections.