Youth Transitions



What is this engagement about?

The Ministry of Children and Family Development is working to improve supports for young adults transitioning from government care to independence. The voices of youth, young adults, Indigenous Peoples and partners, and community partners will guide the implementation of new programs and services.

Process
Guided by the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, Ministry of Children and Family Development will consult with First Nations Rights and Title holders, along with Métis, Inuit, and urban Indigenous leadership organizations.

We have invited participation from these groups and want to form distinctions-based Advisory Circles to work with ministry staff to develop an Implementation Paper to help MCFD launch these programs and services successfully, including hearing from members on proposed policy and legislative changes. Each Advisory Circle will meet three times (half-day sessions) between April and May 2022.

MCFD will post the Implementation Paper in Summer 2022 and invite further feedback from First Nations Rights and Title holders, along with Métis, Inuit, and urban Indigenous leadership organizations, community partners, youth, and young adults to guide planning for the new supports.

Please note; the potential legislative options for consideration are specific to replacing the Agreements with Young Adults program and supports for youth transitioning out of government care. They are unrelated to any other legislative proposals under development at MCFD.

Youth and young adults can connect with a worker, friend or family member for help accessing support and resources.

How to participate
Once the Implementation Paper has been posted, MCFD will collect feedback until Fall 2022. The feedback you provide will help the ministry develop plans for implementing new programs and services that focus on ensuring young adults leaving government care have the supports they need to become independent and achieve their full potential.

In the meantime, please review the References, or Supports and Resources provided on the project site.

Upcoming Public Engagement Timeline: Summer 2022 – Fall 2022

News Release: https://news.gov.bc.ca/26396

How can my contribution make a difference?

MCFD will use the feedback collected to inform the development of policy and legislation for the implementation of the new programs and services.

Details of the Engagement

Category: families-residents

Status: Upcoming

Location: Province-wide