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Youth in Care Canada exists to voice the opinions and concerns of youth in and from care.
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That all young people in and from care across Canada receive standardized, high quality care that meets their diverse needs.
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The 2018 Ken Dryden Scholarship application period is now closed. Thanks to all those who applied!

All applicants will be informed of the Selection Committee’s decisions by August 2018. 

For any questions about the scholarship please e-mail our scholarship team at scholarship-bourse@youthincare.ca

 

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The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate of Alberta is looking for young adults (16+) who have experienced Children's Services or vulnerable moments in their childhood. If you're a young adult with these experiences, the OCYA is looking to celebrate YOU on July 19, 2018, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at their Calgary office!

RSVP to Jenna.Skogberg@ocya.alberta.ca by July 17, 2018.

#ChildWelfare #YouthinCare #OCYA #Alberta #ChildrenHavetheRighttoSelfRespect
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Shared from the Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks. The last day to register is tomorrow, July 10th, by 4pm Pacific time!

"The Fed will be hosting a day long consultation session with MCFD Strategic Initiatives specifically around Agreements with Young Adults. We want to bring together youth, alumni and community partners who can speak to personal experience with AYA. Strategic Initiatives is looking for feedback regarding what does and doesn’t work with the current set up of AYA, what changes need to be made, and what suggestions folks have around how to make this program better.

Consultations are happening across B.C and we want to ensure that everyone who wishes to speak to the changes needed with this program are given the opportunity to.

If you are unable to participate in person, we still want to hear from you. If you have any feedback, suggestions or ideas please let us know. We will be compiling and presenting all the information we collect on behalf of youth and alumni who are unable to attend in person. Please send all feedback and suggestions to Shannon Dolton by email at shannon.dolton@fbcyicn.ca, by phone at 604 527 7762 ext. 109, by text at 604-353 3495-or by Facebook messenger at Shannon Dolton fbcyicn.ca

Deadline for feedback regarding AYA is July 10th 4:00pm
All youth that send in feedback by phone, email, Facebook or text will be entered to win a variety of $10 gift cards.

For participating in the consultation in person - youth will receive hours towards their volunteer honorariums, $10 gift cards, and bus tickets, and lunch will be provided. Any alumni participants will receive $10 gift cards, bus tickets and lunch.

** If you are located on Vancouver Island and would like to participate we have a limited amount of funds to cover ferry and travel costs for a few youth***

The details:
When: Thursday July 12
Time: 10:30am – 3:00pm
Where: Fed Office 500 625 Agnes St New Westminster
To RSVP to the consultation please contact Shannon Dolton by email at Shannon.dolton@fbcyicn.ca, by phone at 604 527 7762 ext. 109, by text at 604 353 3495 or by Facebook messenger at Shannon Dolton FBCYICN
RSVP deadline is July 10th 2018"
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From Upstream:
"We're at the end of Year One, of the #Next150. There's lots of cause for optimism, and also some stumbles. #Decolonization isn't just possible — it's necessary. #Reconciliation isn't just possible — it's the way forward."

www.facebook.com/upstreamAction/videos/2171606179535340/
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We're at the end of Year One, of the #Next150. There's lots of cause for optimism, and also some stumbles. #Decolonization isn't just possible — it's necessary. #Reconciliation isn't just possible — it's the way forward.

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Shared from the Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks:

The Fed will be hosting a day long consultation session with MCFD Strategic Initiatives specifically around Agreements with Young Adults. We want to bring together youth, alumni and community partners who can speak to personal experience with AYA. Strategic Initiatives is looking for feedback regarding what does and doesn’t work with the current set up of AYA, what changes need to be made, and what suggestions folks have around how to make this program better.

Consultations are happening across B.C and we want to ensure that everyone who wishes to speak to the changes needed with this program are given the opportunity to.

If you are unable to participate in person, we still want to hear from you. If you have any feedback, suggestions or ideas please let us know. We will be compiling and presenting all the information we collect on behalf of youth and alumni who are unable to attend in person. Please send all feedback and suggestions to Shannon Dolton by email at shannon.dolton@fbcyicn.ca, by phone at 604 527 7762 ext. 109, by text at 604-353 3495-or by Facebook messenger at Shannon Dolton fbcyicn.ca

Deadline for feedback regarding AYA is July 10th 4:00pm
All youth that send in feedback by phone, email, Facebook or text will be entered to win a variety of $10 gift cards.

For participating in the consultation in person - youth will receive hours towards their volunteer honorariums, $10 gift cards, and bus tickets, and lunch will be provided. Any alumni participants will receive $10 gift cards, bus tickets and lunch.

** If you are located on Vancouver Island and would like to participate we have a limited amount of funds to cover ferry and travel costs for a few youth***

The details:
When: Thursday July 12
Time: 10:30am – 3:00pm
Where: Fed Office 500 625 Agnes St New Westminster
To RSVP to the consultation please contact Shannon Dolton by email at Shannon.dolton@fbcyicn.ca, by phone at 604 527 7762 ext. 109, by text at 604 353 3495 or by Facebook messenger at Shannon Dolton FBCYICN
RSVP deadline is July 10th 2018
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