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Ontario to create Centre of Excellence for Online Learning – making college and university more accessible

Launching in time for the 2015-16 academic year, the online hub will allow students to take state-of-the-art courses that are centralized and transferrable, reducing duplication and promoting collaboration amongst post-secondary institutions in the province. Ontario is investing $42 million over three years to develop the Centre of Excellence for Online Learning.

To read the government news release, click here.

Crown Ward Aftercare Benefits Program

Crown Ward Aftercare Benefits Program

Former Crown wards currently receiving service under Extended Care Maintenance Agreements who turn 21 in 2011 or 2012 are eligible to start receiving Aftercare Benefits on their 21st birthday, lasting until their 23rd birthday.

• Professional counselling for personal, family and work-related concerns
• Financial Support  & legal clarity
• Relationship management
• Career planning
• Addictions support
• Health coaching
• And more…

Click here for the Crown Ward Aftercare Benefit Program Brochure

For more information about program, visit


YouthCAN Workshops for 2012 Conference

YouthCAN is thrilled about putting together over 30 workshops for the 2012 conference SUCCESS! It’s a journey! 

Our workshops have a nice combination of fun, interactive, and educational.

A sneak peak of some workshops include:

Elevated Grounds, closing keynote performance for 2012 Conference

YouthCAN is pleased to announce Elevated Grounds as our closing keynote presentation for the sixth annual 2012 Conference, SUCCESS! It’s a journey!

Elevated Grounds uses the performing arts to increase awareness about mental health to promote all-round wellness for youth. Elevated Grounds also engages teachers, families and mental health workers through its theatrical presentations, audience talk back sessions and extensive school programs. Our unique online social community is focused on youth interaction and mental health promotion.  Click here to view the website.

Earl Lambert, opening keynote speaker for 2012 conference

We are pleased to announce Earl Lambert as our opening keynote speaker for YouthCAN’s sixth Annual Conference.

He will be performing an opening keynote presentation, in addition, two workshops: Live into Confidence and Contemporary Perspective on the Medicine Wheel.

Earl’s a Life-Skills Coach who attended the University of Northern British Columbia, where he majored in Business with a double minor in First Nations studies and Political Science. He’s worked as an Executive Director for a First Nations non-profit organization, College Instructor of Business, a Life-Skills, Employment and Business Facilitator, an HIV/AIDS Educator, an Advocate, Fundraiser and Events Coordinator for various homeless initiatives and lastly, as a Programs Developer for an Aboriginal Child and Family services organization.

Click here to read more.

Click here to view Earl Lambert’s website.

2012 Conference, SUCCESS! It’s a journey!

YouthCAN’s Sixth Annual Conference, SUCCESS! It’s a journey! This is the largest youth in care conference in the world, more importantly, youth in care get to build connections, develop a sense of belonging, and have a blast! This highly anticipated and fun-filled event will include:

Click here to view the summary of 2012 YouthCAN Conference!

To see information about any of the previous conferences click here.

Archieved Annual Conferences

Previous Annual Conferences

Click on the links below for conference posters and program downloads. 

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2016 10th Annual YouthCAN Conference: Your Story, Your Success!

2015 9th Annual YouthCAN Conference:  GEAR UP FOR SUCCESS!

2014 8th Annual YouthCAN Conference: SUCCESS.  It’s in your hands

2013 7th Annual YouthCAN Conference: Fit for SUCCESS!

2012 6th Annual YouthCAN Conference: SUCCESS, it’s a journey!

2011 5th Annual YouthCAN Conference: Keys to Success

2010 4th Annual YouthCAN Conference: My Future Our SUCCESS!

2009 3rd Annual YouthCAN Conference: Play Life to Win!

2008 3rd Annual YouthCAN Conference: Ready, Set, Success!

2008 2nd Annual YouthCAN Conference: Setting up for Survival Success

6th Annual YouthCAN Talent Show!

6th Annual YouthCAN Talent Show!

Come and show case your amazing talents to your friends and YouthCAN Family!!! We are excited to see what everyone comes up with this year! Sign up by yourself or with a friend. Either way we can’t wait to see your talents!!! Remember 5 minutes for a group and 3 if you’re on your own!!!!