The Ignite Your Spirit forums were youth-led events designed to engage and empower Indigenous youth in the child welfare system and to enable them to use their voices to self-advocate.  The aim of the forums was to gather Indigenous youth voices from throughout British Columbia and to develop recommendations directly from youth to improve the child welfare system and the lives and experiences of the youth who are served by it. The series of forums will culminate with a public report and youth-developed recommendations.

The Ignite Your Spirit logo was created by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley, an Indigenous artist from Wasauksing First Nation in Ontario.

Lower Mainland – Oct. 15 to 18, 2016

Vancouver Island – Summer 2017