This important day, proclaimed into law as the Children and Youth in Care Day Act, 2012, offers an opportunity to recognize the enormous contributions that current and former youth in care make to this province, as well as their strength, bravery and resilience in the face of adversity.
Who are children and youth in care?
They are children and youth who live in kin, foster, and group homes.
They are children and youth who are not able to live safely with their primary caregivers because of neglect and abuse.
In 2019 there are approximately 12,000 children and youth living in care in Ontario.
An average of 800 youth in care transition to adulthood and independent living every year.