Join us on Wednesday April 24th to hear from former youth in care about their journey's through the system - and what to do from here.
In BC, youth from care age out without the support most of us count on. We're on a mission to change that.
In coming weeks, we will announce five panelists in the coming weeks. Until then, secure your spot for what will be a powerful panel and meaningful stories - with a call to action that includes fixing our broken system.
About Fostering Change:
You can find out more about our campaign and learn about our origins at the Vancouver Foundation here. We have lots of research that supports our work - from advocacy resources (like FOIs and organizing guides) and our own original reports.
Lastly, if you want to help sustain a youth-driven campaign about fixing the child welfare system, please donate.WHENApril 24, 2019 at 7pmWHERE312 Main
312 Main St
Vancouver, BC V6A 2T2
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Sunday, April 28th: We're gathering advocates from care around BC to brainstorm and challenge the child welfare system's design. Through your creativity and passion, we'll share solutions to the child welfare system that break down barriers and construct new paths for youth success.
This day is an opportunity for folks not engaged in Fostering Change's work to participate in policy solutions, to network with other youth from care, and to share ideas for a better system. We'll aim to get solutions and policy ideas out on the table. Then, we'll spend the afternoon prioritizing these goals and leave the room feeling like we know a path forward for our campaign.
Each October, Fostering Change convenes a Policy Solutions Day in Victoria with dozens of youth from care across BC. We strategize for change through research and youth led policy solutions. This brainstorm will help us decide our year ahead!
We're very excited to announce that Kris Archie, a talented facilitator with deep roots to Fostering Change and the youth in care community will facilitate this session.
This venue is 2 blocks away from Brentwood Skytrain Station on the Millenium Line. It's an expansive room with single-stall, accessible washrooms and an attached kitchen. You can expect coffee, lunch, and snacks alongside a fantastic group of people. The event is on a second floor accessed by an elevator.
There is free underground parking available, but you must be escorted by a staff member. Please inquire to get parking below!
We are grateful to hold this event on the unceded traditional territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking people, in so-called Burnaby.WHENApril 28, 2019 at 10amWHEREBrentwood Community Resource Centre