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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: NATASHA

NATASHA, 22 For NATASHA, her early years were a true challenge. Entering care at the age of 14, she struggled with mental illness and building her confidence. Now 22, she is an advocate with the Children’s Aid...
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YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: TROY

TROY, 23 Entering care at the age of nine, TROY struggled to find his identity and come to terms with his past experiences. Now 23, he is a youth advocate with the Children's Aid Foundation and has performed h...
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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: JEMAL

For many youth from care, prevention support is critical to strengthening community resources for families and youth. Services such as family support, attachment parenting, family counselling, and community p...
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YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: CHANA

Self-care and well-being are critical to the mental and physical health of youth in and from care. For many young people, experiencing abuse and neglect can create lifelong challenges that often include low sel...
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Spotlight: Health & Well-Being Fund

One of the Children's Aid Foundation's key areas of focused funding is health and well-being. Many young people who have entered care experience physical and mental health challenges that hinder their progress ...
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YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: DANN

This March, we're focusing on mental health awareness. Mental health issues often have significant adverse effects on young people throughout the child welfare system. Whether the issues are directly related to...
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YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: MELISSA

At the Children's Aid Foundation, we are always thinking about how we can share the authentic, lived experiences of young people from the child welfare system. Like the children and youth currently living in ca...
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Society and My Indifference

Written by Troy Elleston, CAFDN ambassador & former young person in care. Troy is a spoken word writer and performer. The following is a spoken word piece he wrote in reflection of the journey to find his ...