Adolescent youth who have been rejected by their families for being LGBTQ are over 8 times more likely to attempt suicide than their peers. 
The Children’s Aid Foundation is a proud supporter and ally of LGBTQ young people across the child welfare system. Each year, we support the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto’s (CAST) annual Pride BBQ, an event that brings together different members of the child welfare community to celebrate diversity and honour youth who have made a difference by speaking-out against homophobia or have worked to make their communities more inclusive.
By spreading awareness for the LGBTQ young people and promoting inclusion and tolerance for all, we can continue to help make Canada a stronger and safer place. This year’s Pride BBQ will take place on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017. For more information contact Lorraine Gale through the Out and Proud Program.