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Fostering Change Messaging and Communications Guide

Fostering Change is an initiative to involve youth, their allies, supportive organizations, and engaged citizens across Metro Vancouver in conversation and action.

The goal: to ensure youth in government care have access to resources, opportunities, and consistent caring relationships they need to thrive in adulthood.

The problem: in BC, youth in foster care must leave care when they turn 19. Once they are discharged, they no longer have access to housing, healthcare, regular financial assistance, or a social worker to call in emergencies.

The most dramatic result: 40% of homeless youth have spent time in foster care.

Without visibility, awareness and engagement, the chance this complex issue will get the attention it deserves is low to zero.

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