Child Welfare PAC Canada is working with any post-secondary partners in Canada who wish to increase social mobility for current and former foster kids.
Finances are a significant, but not only, barrier to post-secondary studies faced by people raised in care. Inspired by existing programs in British Columbia and Manitoba, Child Welfare PAC has created 232+ tuition free opportunities at an additional 19 schools in 5 more provinces. Our end goal is similar opportunities at all post-secondary schools coast-to-coast. Download interactive pdf for sharing here.
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A Future for Foster Kids
Bill 237, Fostering Privacy Fairness Act, 2020 has passed Second Reading.
Did you know foster children have less privacy rights than juvenile offenders? Ontario's Bill 237, Fostering Privacy Fairness Act, 2020 restores equality of privacy to former foster children by sealing childhood files after aging-out, protecting our identities in adult life, and only permitting third party access to sealed files through the courts.
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Smart policy is having a comprehensive mental health strategy for youth in care.
Did you know that according to various U.S. studies, the rates of post-trauma stress can be double that of war veterans for youth who have aged-out of foster care? This special group deserves a comprehensive mental health strategy with priority access to healthcare to improve life outcomes after care.
If you do not measure what happens to kids after foster care, how do you know if your earlier interventions worked?
It is no secret that kids struggle after foster care. Knowing that is not enough. Every government must take responsibility for the children it is parenting by measuring life outcomes after care. Without baseline data unique to every jurisdiction, you will never know if you have succeeded in caring for these kids. This is a question of accountability, ethics, and responsible governance. When the most vulnerable people in society are not set up to succeed, everyone bears the costs.
More on our work is coming soon!