Here we highlight some current supports available for youth in and from care with concrete ideas for improving their opportunities to succeed in school and maximize their academic potential. Click here to view PDF.
Alex Smith, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, and youth speak about the challenges of living in foster care and the need for investing in the education of foster youth. This video provides a way to help spread the message about the challenges of transitioning from care and how individuals and organizations can help.
MY GPS: A Road Map for Youth Success Similar to YouthCAN’s RSYT (Resources Supporting Youth In Transition), check out this excellent TOOLKIT… Have you checked out MY GPS? This online resource tool for youth which was created by the Crown Ward Education Championship Team (CWECT) of Dufferin, Peel, and Halton, provides youth with a wide
You can demonstrate your support of adoption awareness by wearing an orange ribbon, orange scarf, hat, or sweater! Visit useyourvoice.ca for more information.
CALL FOR PAPERS! Do you like to write? Would you like your writing to be published in a journal, The Philanthropist? The Advocate for Children and Youth wants to hear from you! We are looking for young writers, adult writers, or young people who wish to write an article with an adult co-author. We encourage
On Saturday October 6th 2012, the Toronto Children’s Aid Societies hosted the Central Zone group event by spending the day networking at the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario). The group took part in some advocacy work by discussing the latest Youth Leaving Care Report, “My Real Life Book”. They raised some interesting issues that youth
October is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Ontario Help protect children in your community. Get involved with your Children’s Aid. Go to useyourvoice.ca Ontario’s Children’s Aid Societies educate the public about the prevention of child abuse and neglect through the Child Abuse Prevention Campaign in communities across Ontario. October is an important month to underscore
Bark Lake Leadership Retreat On September 7th-9th 2012, YPAAG (Youth Policy Advisory and Advocacy Group) members spent 3 days together at the relaxing and beautiful Bark Lake Leadership Retreat. This year YPAAG welcomed several new members to the team! Members developed new friendships while demonstrating their leadership qualities through various team building activities such as
Summary of 2012 YouthCAN Conference! The sixth annual YouthCAN conference “SUCCESS! It’s a Journey”, held in August of this year, was indeed a huge SUCCESS! Thanks in part to our host, Seneca College, this highly anticipated and exciting event was able to take place, hosting over 300 youth in care and staff chaperones representing Children’s