Our exploration of the eight pillars of equitable support for youth aging out of care, as outlined in the Canadian Child Welfare League sponsored report “Equitable Standards for Transitions to Adulthood for Youth In Care”, starts at the deep end of the pool: financial support.
Giving for good: the Forster’s story
This past November, we had the honour and delight to announce a $3.1 million gift from Carole and Clint Forster, facilitated by the Victoria Foundation and RBC Phillips Hager & North Investment Counsel. That gift has been a booster pack in Threshold’s ability to provide safe homes where youth can create brighter futures. The following video captures both our gratitude, and a little more of the Forster’s story.
Threshold calls for more funding for youth housing and support
On Tuesday March 7, Colin Tessier, our Executive Director, had the chance to talk with Gregor Craigie on CBC Radio’s “On the Island.” Colin lauded the recent funding announced by various levels of government, and also points out the gap in funding for youth housing.
Click the image to hear the full interview: