Our second annual Covenant House Month in February proved a bigger success in helping us to raise awareness of youth homelessness and much-needed funds for our work. Throughout the month, our advocacy initiatives highlighted the often-overlooked and misunderstood issue of youth homelessness.
Right now, we have a chance to make a real difference to thousands of young people. The province is currently reviewing its laws that protect kids. We’re asking our supporters to raise their voices to let the provincial government know that the age of protection should be raised from 16 to 18.
More than 12,600 people have lent their support to Bill 88 to keep more Ontario kids from troubled homes off the street. We recently submitted a petition to the Provincial government to pass new legislation that would allow 16 and 17 year olds from homes with abuse and neglect who have never been involved with children’s aid [...]