Change the age in which youth "age out" of the foster care system in B.C.
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"The province says its 'working hard' to improve supports for youth aging out of government care, including increasing age limits for financial support and expanding its tuition waiver program. Children and Family Development Minister Katrine Conroy said her ministry is hoping to have legislative changes in time for the next provincial budget, which could come as early as February, 2018."
Unfortunately the children in the system have not seen any benefit of this initiative and the entire project has taken longer then expected; meaning that while officials debate, 700 children in B.C. are being abandoned each year. Everyday children are placed in hotels, shelters or even forced to live on the street as they are "adults" and thus no longer the provinces responsibility. We are losing capable youth who are now deprived of attending post-secondary education and moving on to receive good jobs. The age that the province gives up supporting our already once abandoned youth needs to be changed in order to support the future generation.
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