The Child Welfare Political Action Committee Canada (Child Welfare PAC) is a registered Canadian charity that advocates for a progressive child welfare system. Research has shown that youth leaving the child protection system at the age of majority have worsened life outcomes than their peers. The system continues to struggle to ensure youth succeed after care. The key to breaking the cycle is evidence-based policy-making aimed at improving youth life outcomes.
A child welfare system that ensures every youth has a bright future.
The Child Welfare PAC seeks to build a progressive child welfare system by providing real-life expertise, high-quality research, and effective advocacy so that all youth can realise their success.
Youth who leave foster care face challenging life outcomes including: low academic achievement, unemployment and underemployment, homelessness and housing insecurity, criminal justice system involvement, early pregnancy and parenthood, health and mental health outcomes and loneliness. Despite decades of studies, increased investment, and many professionals who care, these results are not changing. Read more below.