Our community organizers said we need to spend the day deciding what's next. We met with longtime Fostering Change community member Kris Archie to facilitate our process of decision making and collaboration.
In April, we held a public storytelling event to share our journeys through the system with the community.
Our campaign is growing and we need a team to match. We hope you'll join us as a paid Campaign Organizer with Fostering Change.
On December 7th, youth from care staged a surprise birthday party at Vancouver City Hall
We're celebrating a successful October! 45+ young people from care came to speak to over 35 MLAs in dozens of meetings lasting all afternoon. To say we exhausted ourselves is an understatement!
The work of the Relationships Matter team - co-researchers from care in BC and Melanie Doucet, PhD candidate at the McGill School of Social Worker and former youth in care - can be seen in this video released about the project.
A May 2018 report by the BC Coroners Service highlights that "young people leaving government care died at five times the rate of the general population of young people [17-25] in British Columbia." See the clear recommendation echoing our call for universal AYA supports.
After (almost) six months of waiting, we're finally holding a response letter from Premier Horgan and six government ministries to our October 24 asks.