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...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: RILEY

Although December is a month of festive charity, it can also be a month of extreme loneliness for many youth from care. Each year, nearly 2,300 kids across Canada age out of care at the age of 18 or 19. For man...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: RAQUEL

There are currently 30,000 children and youth in care eligible for adoption in Canada, yet of this number, only 2,000 are adopted each year. Many of these young people have been abused, neglected, and/or ...

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...

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...

YOUNG PERSON IN PROFILE: CRYSTAL

Access to affordable housing is a major obstacle that faces young people who are transitioning out of care. Often just 18 or 19-years-old when they move to independence, many of these youth are also struggling ...

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...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: CHARLIE

For some young people living in the child welfare system, identifying as LGBTQ2S has been a devastating experience. Already struggling to come to terms with their own sexualities and/or genders, many of these y...

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...

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...