Letters and Submissions

FBCYICN and First Call Submission to BC Poverty Reduction Consultation

The Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks, in partnership with First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition, submitted to the BC Poverty Reduction Consultation. The series of recommendations was pulled from a consultation meeting with alumni of care who had suggestions around poverty policy.

The group identified three priorities:

  1. Use monthly Canada Children’s Benefit as start-up seed money for youth from care
  2. Seamlessly transition into adult programs
  3. Mentorship and ongoing emotional support

“One youth described that they were ‘lucky to get a transition worker’ and wished for everyone to have supports that are in your life until late twenties.”