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Children & Youth in Care Day! May 14

Apr 22, 2024, 16:24 PM


Celebrating it's 10th Anniversary!


Children and Youth in Care Day, proclaimed into law through the Children and Youth in Care Day Act, 2014, is an opportunity to recognize the valuable contributions of current and former youth in care to communities across Ontario. It is also a time to acknowledge the strength and resilience shown by young people in and from care in the face of adversity.


Sending out a BIG THANK YOU to Tim Bolen and all of the wonderful folks at CHCH TV for having us on the show to help spread the word! Special shout-outs to superstar Khaleel for his incredible success and for mentoring the youth we support for over 15 years.


Watch the full segment here



We would also to share a special thank you to Global Morning Toronto for featuring the day in advocacy of those we care for.


Watch the full segment here


This year, OACAS is continuing the #ForgetMeNot campaign by asking all Ontarians the question: Are you there for kids in care? This is a way to remind organizations, service providers, and communities, as well as the government, that these young people continue to need critical supports. They cannot be forgotten.


This year’s campaign continues to emphasize the stories of young people with experience in the system and the influential people in their lives who contributed to their well-being. We want to encourage Ontarians to get involved in supporting their success.


Join us on May 14 in recognizing this milestone year!


Help Spread the Word! Share what the day means to you and your work with children, youth, and families on social media. Be sure to tag us @PeelCAS (Instagram / Twitter) and @PeelChildrensAid (Facebook / LinkedIn). 



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Learn more about the campaign and watch testimonials from former youth in care here