Archive for the Youth Category

Broaden subsidy programs to give all children and youth a chance settle in a permanent family

What does this mean? The current subsidy program offers monthly allowances for parents who adopt or take legal custody of Crown wards 10-17 years of age, and/or sibling groups. While this aids in finding homes for children who are more difficult to place, there are gaps. The […]

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Encouraging safe spaces for LGBTQ youth

The importance of increasing caregiver and Children’s Aid Society capacity to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirited or questioning (LGBTQ) youth in and leaving care was identified in the Youth Leaving Care Working Group (YLCWG)“Blueprint for Fundamental Change to Ontario’s Child Welfare System”. It has been suggested […]

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Ultimate Health Rights Survival Guide

The Ontario Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth (OPACY) has produced a guide to help young people in provincial care understand and exercise their health rights. Anchored in recommendations from My Real Life Book (the report from the Youth Leaving Care Legislative Hearings) the Ultimate Health Rights Survival Guide provides young people with information […]

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