Youth in Care are a Collective Responsibility

A number of recent news stories have painted what we would call an overly bleak picture of the provincial care system. On the one hand, this is entirely understandable. Very few stories are as emotionally charged as stories that revolve around vulnerable children. Every day, foster parents and the social...

Talking With No Voice

In January, February and March of 2015, Tom and I set off to work with a group of youth at the New Brunswick Youth Centre (NBYC). We were piloting our RoadMap Program, which is focused on career development and financial literacy education for youth in custody. We could never have...

PFY February Newsletter

Topping our 20th anniversary year and everything that went with it was not something I believed we would do anytime soon, but here we are. We have expanded our organization—yet again—and we have demonstrated that developing strong partnerships and thinking outside the box in order to support youth is not...

Why teach youth about sex and healthy relationships?

In schools all across New Brunswick we have Sex Ed. Fliers are hung all around schools, talking about safe sex and STI’s, but we aren’t really being taught anything at all. For generations the ‘Sex talk’ has been left in the hands of parents to educate their children. Nowadays, with...

A Day to Remember

On November 29th 2014, Minister Cathy Rogers issued an official declaration, making November 29th Children and Youth in Care Day in New Brunswick. The declaration, signed at the Government House with the blessing of Lieutenant Governor Jocelyn Roy-Vienneau, makes New Brunswick one of only a few provinces in Canada to...
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