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Youth Council

 

Our youth council is the youth voice of Peel Children’s Aid Society. The council informs agency staff on the needs of youth, opportunities for improvement, and how to engage youth both in and out of care. To date, the youth council has addressed the board of directors at Peel CAS, has been involved in provincial advocacy to raise the age of support from 21 to 24, volunteer work with the Peel Children’s Aid Foundation, media relations, and taking on mentorship roles by teaching financial literacy skills to other children and youth. Youth at Peel CAS are also part of the provincial Ontario Education  Education Championship Team (OECT), which is dedicated to improving educational outcomes for youth in care within the province of Ontario.

 

We are currently recruiting youth ages 15 - 21 for our Youth Council. To find out more about the Advisory Council and how to get involved, contact us.

 

Interesting facts

  • Youth in care have a high school graduation rate of 44% compared to their peers who have an 81% graduation rate.
  • We don’t age out of care in our own families
  • We don’t cut off all supports for our children when they turn 21
  • We provide financial support, emotional support, a home to come back to…why should this be different for children and youth in care?