We were honoured to host two recent Ontario government announcements that will support our youth. The Province announced plans to prevent youth 16 to 17, struggling in difficult family situations, from becoming homeless by raising the age of protection. They also pledged to better serve young victims of sex trafficking through a number of initiatives.
Huddling in a doorway at night was the only choice 17-year-old Tina thought she had. Rejected and alone, she lived on downtown streets for a couple of terrifying months. Tina had been living with her mother in the suburbs. Her mom’s boyfriend would constantly yell and hurl insults at her. But her mother chose her [...]
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 [...]
Becca was abandoned on the side of the road by street friends somewhere in Toronto. She had spent time in a group home and then bounced rootlessly for three years between dodgy housing situations before hitching a ride to the city. Lost, starving and dressed in tattered clothes, the sixteen-year-old walked for what seemed like [...]