On May 24th 2013 16 young leaders from the Youth Policy Advisory and Advocacy Group (YPAAG) spent three days at the Bark Lake Leadership Retreat Centre. This years group welcomed many new members while were happy to see familiar leaders as well. They spent three days building on teamwork skills through low ropes course challenges,
Tale of a Youth in Care – Mandy Richards at TEDx Youth in Sudbury Mandy Richard is a 22 year old youth from the Wikwemikong Unceeded Reserve on Manitoulin Island, in Ontario Canada who currently lives in Toronto. She came into care when she was 9 years old. Mandy has been involved in the YouthCAN
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
2012 Strengthening Family-Based Care. Response to the request for advice on strengthening family-based care from the Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare. On February 11, 2012, 15 members of YPAAG met in Toronto. Part of the group’s time was spent on developing responses to the questions asked by the Commission. As a large group, the
2011 Letter of thanks from the Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare to YPAAG for their recommendations related to issues faced by youth aging out of care. Click here to download.
2010 Child and Family Services Act Review. The Youth Policy Advisory and Advocacy Group welcome the mandated 2010 review of the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA). This process allows for valuable input from youth in care in Ontario and the opportunity for positive changes to be made to the Act. YPAAG believes that there