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-------Silence is complicit ----Mdm. Marie-Claude Landry Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission ----------------Julie Ali · University of Alberta 70 kids only out of a thousand kids who age out every year? And the minister doesn't know how many of them were approved for the program? Well this doesn't sound like a successful program to me if so few kids per year-- benefit from it. It sounds like it is a spin program designed to get maximum positive benefits for a government with the least expense and effort to them. Why doesn't the minister know how many of the 70 kids got the help? If she is giving a spin media presentation of the sort done all the time by the GOA to reassure the restive public in Alberta that kids aren't dying like moths to the flame --why doesn't she at least have the facts of this program? This bit of chatter seems to be of the sort that the GOA likes to do when it's public rating is in the toilet. It may also be preparation for the next election. There is an election coming up so maybe the BC Liberals have to rescue their worn out brand with some soft news of good hearted help to the few. It's pathetic. There is money for everything and everyone but the kids who need it the most. I predict that the BC Liberals will lose the next election just like the NDPCs in Alberta will lose the next election. Children dying in the child welfare system is an avoidable business but the governments of BC and Alberta (the ones that I have been reviewing) don't appear to have the political balls to renovate this house of failures. It's too bad for the political parties in power in these provinces. In Alberta, over 700 kids have died to date. Having large numbers of kids dying in the care of the GOA makes mummies intransigient about dumping failed political parties and mummies tend to guide family voting decisions. I am curious why BC can't expand this program to all kids who age out who are at risk. Would it not seem more useful to provide the program to the weakest of the cohort rather than those who are going onto the post secondary programs (the strongest of the cohort)? I am curious what happens to kids who are disabled who age out. Does the government of BC become their guardians and ensure they are safe or do they get chucked out on the street to form the homeless horde I saw when I visited Vancouver this year who were living in tents? What does happen to the disabled kids who can't take care of themselves and whose foster parents aren't able to keep them? Like · Reply · Just now

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http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/program-for-youth-who-have-aged-out-of-care-grows

Program for youth who have aged out of care grows

Published on: December 16, 2016 | Last Updated: December 16, 2016 5:08 PM PST
Children's minister Stephanie Cadieux.
Minister of Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux. HANDOUT / VANCOUVER SUN
Since a support program for children who have aged out of government care was expanded in October, more than 70 young people have applied.
The Agreements with Young Adults program pays for living expenses of about $1,000 a month for former youth in care who are enrolled in a full-time educational, training or lifeskills program. It also covers medical premiums and extended medical. The Ministry of Children and Family Development could not say how many of the 70 who applied were approved.
In October, the age range for the supports was expanded to the 26 from 24, and the length of time a young person can receive the support was boosted from two years to four.
Young people in lifeskills programs were not eligible in the past, but they were added in October. Those programs focus on financial planning, employability, healthy living and other skills.
The ministry said a total of 686 young people received payments under the Agreements with Young Adults for the 12-month period ending Nov. 30, 2016. That is up from 534 the year before and 373 in 2012. About 1,000 young people age out of care each year.
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Julie Ali ·
70 kids only out of a thousand kids who age out every year? And the minister doesn't know how many of them were approved for the program? Well this doesn't sound like a successful program to me if so few kids per year--
benefit from it. It sounds like it is a spin program designed to get maximum positive benefits for a government with the least expense and effort to them.

Why doesn't the minister know how many of the 70 kids got the help? If she is giving a spin media presentation of the sort done all the time by the GOA to reassure the restive public in Alberta that kids aren't dying like moths to the flame --why doesn't she at least have the facts of this program?

This bit of chatter seems to be of the sort that the GOA likes to do when it's public rating is in the toilet.

It may also be preparation for the next election. There is an election coming up so maybe the BC Liberals have to rescue their worn out brand with some soft news of good hearted help to the few. It's pathetic. There is money for everything and everyone but the kids who need it the most.

I predict that the BC Liberals will lose the next election just like the NDPCs in Alberta will lose the next election. Children dying in the child welfare system is an avoidable business but the governments of BC and Alberta (the ones that I have been reviewing) don't appear to have the political balls to renovate this house of failures. It's too bad for the political parties in power in these provinces. In Alberta, over 700 kids have died to date. Having large numbers of kids dying in the care of the GOA makes mummies intransigient about dumping failed political parties and mummies tend to guide family voting decisions.

I am curious why BC can't expand this program to all kids who age out who are at risk.
Would it not seem more useful to provide the program to the weakest of the cohort rather than those who are going onto the post secondary programs (the strongest of the cohort)?

I am curious what happens to kids who are disabled who age out. Does the government of BC become their guardians and ensure they are safe or do they get chucked out on the street to form the homeless horde I saw when I visited Vancouver this year who were living in tents?

What does happen to the disabled kids who can't take care of themselves and whose foster parents aren't able to keep them?
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Silence is complicit ----Mdm. Marie-Claude Landry Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission ----If the BC government was really interested in helping kids who age out of the system, they would automatically provide care to all kids and not bullshit us about helping 70 kids out of 1000 kids per year who age out.
It's all pre-election baloney here.
Since a support program for children who have aged out of government care was expanded in October, more than 70 young people have applied.
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