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Provincial Youth Steering Committees

 Provincial Youth Steering Committees pour les comités directeurs provinciaux pour les jeunes Eligible youth must be: Currently in/from care in the Ontario child welfare system or receiving care through a VYSA (Voluntary Youth Services Agreement) Between 15 and 25 years of age Motivated to advise and provide input to improve child welfare Conditions of participation:

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Youth Civics Day 2018

  In recognition of Children and Youth in Care Day, Youth Civics Day 2018 will be held Monday, May 14th. The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies has joined forces with the Ontario Child Advocate’s Office to commemorate this significant occasion by co-hosting this fun and educational day. Format will be switched up this year,

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Apply for OACAS Youth Awards: Nominations 2017

AWARDS OACAS manages award programs for youth in care, Crown wards or former Crown wards: Clark Bursary (Multi-year up to 4 years, $3,500 per year) *subject to change accordingly to OSAP funding changes and restrictions. Clark Grant (One-time $1,000) The Clark Awards were established in 1989 through generous donations by Ron and Nancy Clark of Caledonia

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Ontario Supports Crisis Counselling for LGBTQ2S Youth

May 31, 2016 Investment to Help Young People who are Homeless Ontario is providing up to $1.5 million over three years for a mental health support crisis services centre in downtown Toronto for LGBTQ2S youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced this major investment today in Toronto. The drop-in centre, run

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OACAS Youth Scholarship Awards (2015)

OACAS manages three awards programs for youth from Children’s Aid Society care: Clark Bursary ($3,500 per year for up to 4 years maximum)  *25 awards per year Clark Grant ($1,000 one-time) *20 awards per year RONA/PHD Scholarships ($3,000 one-time) *14 awards per year (subject to funding) APPLICATIONS OPEN starting January 14th 2015.   DUE BY February 28th 2015. 2015

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