APRIL 28, 2014

The provincial government’s responsibility to “parent” the children in its care should not suddenly end when those children turn 19, says the Representative for Children and Youth in this special report. 

In fact, the province has a responsibility to provide targeted services and supports to these youth well beyond their 19th birthdays to ensure that they have the same opportunities as their non-care peers, says On Their Own: Examining the Needs of B.C. Youth as They Leave Government Care. The Representative released this report during a one-day conference at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue that explored ways to help former youth in care access and succeed in post-secondary education.

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