Our Focus

We support foster children and vulnerable youth because we believe every child should belong to a family and grow with love, respect, and security. The statistics show that we as a society are failing our children. SOS BC effectively meets the needs of those vulnerable youth who are the key to our future.

In British Columbia there are close to
16,000
children who do not live with their biological parents

9,200
children are in foster care in our
province

6,300
children are in the home of a
relative or in kinship care

600
children are on youth agreements in
B.C.

In Canada there are over
67,000
children in out-of-home care (foster, treatment centres, shelters).

  • In British Columbia
    53%
    of children in care
    are Aboriginal

  • However, only
    8%
    of the general child
    population is Aboriginal

  • Of youth in care, only
    21%
    will graduate within 2 years of expected graduation date

  • More than 1 in 3 or
    35.5%
    will become involved with
    the justice system

7A child in foster care in Canada faces the following hardships on average: A child in care will move 7 homes (7 families, 7 schools, 7 neighbourhoods, 7...)

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Apr 4, 2014 by Douglas Dunn:
Happy Friday - Humility
 
 
Humility, perhaps a different choice of topic for this week. It has been a year since I joined the SOS team, and as Albert Einstein said, “More the knowledge lesser the ego, lesser the knowledge more the ego…” I think we can all agree that this observation is all too true. I am constantly amazed at those I meet in the community who hear that I work with foster children and then tell me “how it is”, with no basis in knowledge; however they have all the answers.

In the past year I have become all too humbled as I gain knowledge of the reality of Foster Care. Working with and for foster children and their caregivers...

 
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The SOS Village Rose Club is the most dependable, cost-efficient method of supporting our charity, and we urge you to join this special group of dedicated donors with a monthly donation. Small or large, regular giving makes a huge difference.

Not only is it convenient for you, more of your donation goes directly to helping children. A gift of $15.00 per month is just 50 cents per day.

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