Our 4th annual 19th Birthday Celebration - We All Turn 19 - event recap.
On July 7th we wrote to The Premier to remind government of not only their commitments to youth in/from care but also to their commitments to create meaningful and lasting reconciliation. We believe this can be achieved though implementing culturally safe and stable wrap-around supports for all youth who transition from care, not just come. Check out the reply on his behalf from Minister Mitzi Dean of Children and Family Development here.
We regularly write to The Premier to remind him of his past commitments to ensure that support reaches all youth, not just a few.
This letter was consulted on by the community. It is centered to the needs of the community. Thank you to the Fostering Change Youth Team for continuously informing our advocacy to ensure all youth leaving care are supported.
On October 24th 2018, we wrote to secure the commitment that "the AYA program with the goal of offering supports to all youth aging out of care who need it, and not just a few. On June 26th 2020, we wrote an ask to further increase investments in the community.
Check out our most current letter, sent July 7th here.
Since March 2019, the National Youth in Care Advocates gathered networks of youth in care and youth alumni from care to increase and coordinate their advocacy efforts to create National Standards for youth transitions from care.
Check our letter to the Minister here.
A response from Minister Dean and Minister Chen on what they are doing to abolish child poverty in your community.
Commitments that are echoed from the last provincial election that we are still waiting on to improve community outcomes.
Have you ever been curious about who makes the decisions that affect you, their roles, accountability and your role as an advocate?
Check out these colorfully engaging infographics!
For the holiday season our team organized a themed card, and a policy note detailing how decision makers can best support their community of youth in/from care this, and all seasons.