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Children and Youth in Care Day

Today, May 14th, is Children and Youth in Care Day in Ontario, a special day created by the province of Ontario to raise awareness about children and youth in care.

This day is an opportunity to recognize the contributions of current and former youth in care to the Province, as well as reduce stigma and celebrate their strength, bravery, and resilience in the face of adversity.

This day is also as important reminder that children and youth in care face adversities. They require allies, advocacy, and collaboration to help them reach their full potential.

Please see the video below which shares some incredible messages for our children and youth in care, in honour of this special day:

And, please see the below message on behalf of our Children’s Services Team

“All the Children’s Services Workers at Family & Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County want to wish our youth in care a happy youth in care day.  We care about you and hope you know how strong, brave and resilient you are!!” – Family & Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County’s Children’s Services Team.


You can find some special resources created by the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) for Children and Youth in Care Day at http://www.oacas.org/childrenandyouthincare/, including a special new initiative called “Take5” to support the mental health of children and youth in care.

Happy Children and Youth in Care Day to all children and youth in care – today, we celebrate your incredible strength, bravery, and resilience in the face of adversity. We care about you, and we are here for you, today and every day!