Letters and Submissions

Social Development Minister Simpson’s response to First Call letter and policy memorandum from youth from care


On November 24, 2017, First Call sent a letter to Premier Horgan and six cabinet ministers along with a policy brief developed with youth from care calling for action to enhance supports for youth leaving the foster care system. The brief, which was also shared with all BC MLAs, made 15 recommendations for improved supports and services and asked for specific next steps from government .

Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson is the first minister to reply. His letter outlines the steps government takes to support transitions for youth with developmental disabilities from foster care to Community Living BC (CLBC) supports.

Read the full letter here