In March 2020, First Voice Advocates and key allies from across the country joined forces to advocate for moratoriums on transitions from care during the pandemic; as a result many provinces and territories have issued temporary moratoriums or emergency measures. These measures have opened up opportunities to re-think the transition to adulthood for youth in care in a more equitable way as we move towards pandemic recovery. Drawing upon past reports as well as the expertise of youth with lived experience from across the country, the National Council of Youth in Care Advocates has developed the Equitable Standards for Transitions to Adulthood for Youth in Care. These standards provide long-term solutions to support youth in care during the transition to adulthood. In this presentation, the audience will learn about the eight Equitable Standards and how they can be implemented at the practice and policy levels.
Access the full Equitable Standards report and accompanying Policy Brief on our web page, as well as the most recently updated moratorium map and our National Council of Youth in Care Advocates members list: https://www.cwlc.ca/canadian-council
To view & share the Relationships Matter for Youth ‘Aging Out’ of Care project video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lmPDZ360ow