Facts Compiled on Surrey Youth Aging Out of Care

With the help of the Vancouver Foundation, and in conjunction with the VF’s Fostering Change Initiative, SPRC has a project called Connecting Community to Surrey Youth Leaving Care.

The goal of the project is to begin rethinking the way that we meet the needs of these young people, and helping them to be supported in achieving their aspirations. Using a collective impact approach, the project will:

  •  compile available information and research on youth in/from care in Surrey;
  •  convene two multi-stakeholder workshops toward developing a framework for further action; and
  •  host a public event that will include the “The 19th Birthday Party” art exhibit. All phases of the project will engage youth in/from care – “not about them without them”.

We contracted with the McCreary Centre to compile the research. Click Surrey Youth Leaving Care Fact Sheet for a copy of the fact sheet.