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Supports for Youth Exiting Care

A guide that highlights supports and resources for youth exiting care.

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This guide is intended as a supplementary resource for caregivers and child welfare practitioners. It is not an authority on health or medical information and cannot replace advice from a medical professional, nor is it meant to be representative of all perspectives. Users are encouraged to think critically when reviewing publications and other materials. 

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About This Guide

This guide is intended to highlight various community and government supports available to young people exiting the child welfare system. This guide includes a section that highlights youth voices, as well as information on physical and mental health, finances, housing, employment, relationships, legal support, government resources, and healthy relationships. This guide is meant to complement existing resources intended for youth exiting care, including Fostering Community from the Children's Aid Foundation of Canada. 

Youth Voices

Health & Mental Health Support

Finances, Housing, and Job Support

Relationship & Interpersonal Support

Distress & Crisis Support

Legal Support

Government Resources

How to Find More Support