From our involvement with the National Council for Youth in Care Advocates, the MCFD Children and Youth Complaints Circle, a joint partnership with McCreary Centre Society for a youth study, the inclusive foster caregiver recruitment process, to regalia-making, we’re excited to share what we’ve been up to!
The Youth Advisory Committee is a group of 12 youth in or from VACFSS’ care that was formed back in 2010. Over the past 12 years, our goal has been to ensure that youth not only have a voice in their own care, but also in the larger care system that is designed to support them. We also ensure that VACFSS holds a youth voice, and its policies and initiatives are informed by young people who have experienced care. We strive to have every young Indigenous leader journey successfully from care into community. YAC is also committed to improving social work practice, and to continually developing their leadership and advocacy skills.