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YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: CHEYANNE

CHEYANNE, 29 CHEYANNE entered foster care at the age of 14, following years of verbal and physical abuse at home. After entering care, she was able to find the stability needed to begin her healing journey. A ...
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YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: ALISHA

ALISHA, February's Young Person in Profile, entered foster care following her mother’s challenges with substance abuse. Moving between foster, kinship (in the care of relatives), and group home placements, she ...
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YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: BRITTANY

BRITTANY, January's Young Person in Profile, entered foster care at the age of 12 following her mother's mental health challenges. Moving between foster and kinship placements, she struggled to establish and ma...
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YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: BREANNA

For many youth from care, education is often a key to breaking cycles of past abuse and neglect, and building a foundation for future employment and financial independence. Unfortunately, with the added stresso...
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five14 Talks Preview

Now in its second year, the Children's Aid Foundation's five14 Talks are set to inspire innovative change on Friday, May 13th, 2016. Bringing together thought-leaders and advocates from across the child welfare...
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YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: CASSANDRA

May 14th marks Children and Youth in Care Day across Ontario. This day of celebration, initiated by the “Our Voice, Our Turn: Youth Leaving Care Hearings”, honours the strength and resilience of the nearly 67,0...
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YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: CHRISTINA

In continuation of our Young People in Profile series, this month we're focusing on CHRISTINA and the pursuit of employment for young people from the child welfare system. CHRISTINA is a former youth in care wh...
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BLOG: This is My Mom

Written by Jessica Burke-Trebell, a Foundation ambassador and former young person in care. I haven’t always known who I was, nor have I always been “comfortable in my own skin.” This month’s family and ident...
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BLOG: A Place Where I Belong

Written by Crystal Groves, a member of our Young People’s Advisory Council and former young person in care. I first experienced the child welfare system when I was 11 years old. At that time, I came into fos...