In this newsletter, the YAC talk about their collaboration with the McCreary Centre Society Youth Research Opportunity, launching the SIBS Program, Sage Picking, the Summer BBQ for youth in care, and more!
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.