Ontario youth lead changes to foster-care

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Some Ontario youth and their supporters held a two-day series of hearings in provincial legislature which is recognized as the reason for newly announced expanded support for those transitioning out of foster care. Different Ontario ministries have announced policies in support of foster-care transition including “tuition-free post-secondary education, with $500 a month for living expenses up to age 25.”

As a result of the 2011 hearings, last June a blueprint for change to the Ontario child welfare system was created by a committee of youth and community representatives. The report makes several recommendations, and Elman said the government accepted them all and is working now to implement the changes.

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