If you’ve heard me talk about Child and Family Services in a class, in casual conversation, or in an article, you might understand the passion I have for seeing change within the broken system we, as youth in care, are subjected to. We are inviting those in power to make change, community members, and everyone else to participate in an evening of conversation and learning.
With help of the wonderful 25 Not 21 Committee, I will be participating in a dialogue at the Circle Of Life Thunderbird House on November 23rd. Please come hear us, in an event that is unprecedented in the Winnipeg community, as we share our experiences and the need for change.
What are we asking for? Better supports for youth after age 18. Successful indicators of transition are lacking in all measurements of child welfare outcomes. Youth are being dropped arbitrarily, for legislative reasons that do not conform to a moral or logical definition of why support is necessary.
Please let me know if you intend to make it, although RSVPs are not necessary.