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...

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...

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...