Posts by Stephanie Shardlow

19th Birthday Party Exhibit for Surrey Youth Aging Out of Care

This year, 59 youth will age out of government care in Surrey. Many face challenges in areas such as homelessness, employment and mental health, to name a few. The 19th Birthday Party Exhibit is an initiative of the Surrey Poverty Reduction Coalition’s Connecting Community to Surrey Youth Leaving Care project. With support from the Fostering Change initiative… Continue reading

CONNECTING COMMUNITY TO SURREY YOUTH LEAVING CARE

The Surrey Poverty Reduction Coalition (SPRC) has been working on an important project to raise awareness and increase community engagement around youth who are “aging out” of the provincial care system. Currently, it is the Ministry of Children and Family Development’s (MCFD) policy that a child in the care system becomes an adult and is… Continue reading