Tale of a Youth in Care – Mandy Richards at TEDx Youth in Sudbury

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 program since 2006, has been a strong leader with the Youth Policy Advisory and Advocacy Group, played an integral role at the Youth Leaving Care Hearings and most recently completed an internship at OACAS in Communications.  Last week, Mandy graduated from the Journalism program at Canadore College in North Bay.

Click here to watch Mandy’s presentation at the TEDx event in Sudbury in May 2013.