Foster care

The 2016 National Youth Homelessness Survey — which surveyed 1,103 young people who experience homelessness in 47 communities across Canada — found that 57.8 per cent of youth surveyed reported having some sort of involvement with the child welfare system. (Pixabay)

B.C. extends emergency supports for youth ‘aging-out’ of foster care

Youth will either be able to stay in their placements or receive financial support, Ministry says

 

Robert Riley Saunders. (File)

Disgraced Kelowna social worker faces another class-action lawsuit

Zackary Alphonse claims he was not informed of resources available to him upon leaving government care

 

Foster-care system improved following Abbotsford teen’s 2015 suicide, province says

Foster-care system improved following Abbotsford teen’s 2015 suicide, province says

Alex Gervais was placed in motel by ministry, not checked on by caregiver in 10 days prior to death

 

Tom Watson was the recipient of the first-ever SOS International Foster Award, in an event hosted by the SOS Children’s Village in Surrey. (Submitted photo)

Surrey resident Tom Watson ‘humbled’ by winning International Foster Award

Watson endured abuse as a child before his 13th foster family inspired him for a lifetime of giving

Tom Watson was the recipient of the first-ever SOS International Foster Award, in an event hosted by the SOS Children’s Village in Surrey. (Submitted photo)
Surrey’s SOS Children’s Village hosting inaugural foster awards gala

Surrey’s SOS Children’s Village hosting inaugural foster awards gala

The event will be attended by three former CFL Grey Cup winners

Surrey’s SOS Children’s Village hosting inaugural foster awards gala
Princess Salimah paid her first visit to the SOS Children’s Village in Surrey on Sunday, Oct. 15th. (Trevor Beggs)

PHOTOS: Princess Salimah visits one-of-a-kind children’s foster village in Surrey

The SOS Children’s Village has been a home for foster children in Surrey since 1999

Princess Salimah paid her first visit to the SOS Children’s Village in Surrey on Sunday, Oct. 15th. (Trevor Beggs)