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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...