Partners for Change
Is there something that you think needs to be changed to improve the lives of youth in/from government care? Are you ready to TAKE ACTION to make this happen? This program supports ideas like yours to become reality! It encourages youth and adults to work together on projects aimed at addressing the needs, issues, and ideas of youth in/from care.
If you have an idea you would like to propose please contact us!
Young people have identified the importance of staying connected to their families, especially their siblings, as one of their top issues at the 2007 YouthSpeak. To help address this issue of permanency, the Federation started the Permanency Project. We received funding from the BC Adoption & Permanency Trust Fund and partnered with First Call: BC Child & Youth Advocacy Coalition on this project. The main purpose was to find out more about permanency, what is already being done to address it, and what needs to be done in order to better support it. The information collected during this project is summarized in this report: Belonging 4 Ever: Creating Permanency for Youth in and from Care and its two companion documents: Maintaining the Sibling Bond and Useful Permanency Resources.
Now that we have a better understanding of permanency, we will be working with teams of young people to help raise awareness about it. These young people will be supported to attend relevant events between now and February 2011 where they will be able to share information about what permanency is and how we can improve it for youth in care!