Person walking through construction site

Building futures in skilled trades

Children and youth involved in the child welfare system face many barriers to building a successful future for themselves, making pursuing meaningful employment seem like an impossible dream to these vulnerable...
Youth standing in front of RBC

Removing the barriers to lasting employment

Each year, approximately 2,300 youth in foster care “age out” of the child welfare system between the ages of 18-21, depending on their home province. “Aging out” means that they no longer have access to the su...
Student holding notebooks and reading

Evidence-informed education support

Many youth in and from child welfare face multiple barriers as they work to achieve an education. If they’ve been in care and have moved from foster home to foster home, this can also mean moving from school to...
Student working with tutor

The Success in Education Project

Education is one of the most powerful ways to empower vulnerable children and youth to build successful, independent futures for themselves, despite the circumstances and barriers they have faced through no fau...
Grandparents reading to infant

Keeping families together through kinship care

When children come into the care of the child welfare system, they may experience being placed into a foster or group home. We know that, most often, children experience better outcomes when their families rais...
Youth wearing nursing scrubs and stethoscope

Paving the way for educational success

For youth in and from child welfare, achieving a post-secondary education can often seem out of reach. Even if they are able to overcome barriers to primary and secondary school success, as well as the lower hi...
Three youth cooking

Cooking Towards Independence

When most kids turn 18, they’ve got the support of a caring parent, access to car keys, and a place to come home to. When youth as young as 18 age out of the child welfare system, they no longer receive suppor...
Three women at Thorncliffe Collaborative

Building healthy families that stay together

When a family faces challenges, the strength of their family unit can be compromised without access to support. Unfortunately, these challenges can create barriers to providing a nurturing environment within th...
Lemonade Stand

Allies in Action – Ewan and Lorelai

Jen was looking for a way to start teaching her kids, Ewan and Lorelai, about the importance of giving back to one’s local community. “It’s important to me to teach my children about giving back and to start d...