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 over
children who do not live with their biological parents
children are in foster care in our
children are in the home of a
relative or in kinship care
children are on youth agreements in
In Canada there are over
children in out-of-home care (foster, treatment centres, shelters).
In British Columbia
of children in care
of the general child
population is Aboriginal
Of youth in care, only
will graduate within 2 years of expected graduation date
More than 1 in 3 or
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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