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Youth in Care Canada (formerly known as the National Youth in Care Network) is an organization driven by youth and alumni from care. We are committed to Making Connections and Making Change.

Youth in Care Canada exists to voice the opinions and concerns of youth in and from care and promote the improvement of services for them.

We are the only national constituency-driven consumer-focused organization in the child welfare sector. We are the longest-running national child welfare organization in Canada, and the oldest national youth-directed organization in Canada.


2015 Ken Dryden Scholarship Awards

Congratulations to our 2015 Ken Dryden Scholarship recipients!  This year, we received 74 amazing applications from youth in/from care who are beginning or continuing their post-secondary educational pursuits.  The scholarship committee had a hard time picking the recipients because, truly, we thought everyone deserved an award.  But, we only have limited funds and could only choose 8 recipients.  If you were not chosen this year, we encourage you to try again next year.  

Here is a list of this year's recipients.

Rahel Abadi (Quebec)
Primrose Chareka (Nova Scotia)
Carl Joseph Lamers (Ontario)
Tyler Legroulx (Ontario)
Cody Hunter-Garrioch (Manitoba)
Robert Pascoe (Ontario)
Tashina Matilpi (British Columbia)
Alexi Rodriguez (Nova Scotia)

Stay tuned.  In the coming weeks, we will be bringing you more information about this  year's recipients.  Again, congratulations!

YICC is seeking new Board members!

Are you a youth in/from care who is 18 years or older?  Are you interested in helping to lead the future direction of YICC? Then you should apply to become a member of the Board of Directors.  To find out more information please click here.

30th Anniversary Celebration

Thirty years ago (November 1985), 7 young people in/from care gathered at the first International Child & Youth Care Conference in Vancouver, BC.  After spending 3 days sharing care stories, this group of remarkable young people came up with the idea to start what is now known as Youth in Care Canada.  We are currently the longest running youth-driven, youth-focused non-profit organization in the child welfare system.  YICC will be having a year-long birthday celebration.  Please stay tuned for a list of YICC Birthday Celebration activities!

We Have a New Home!

223 Main Street, Suite 263, Box 96
Ottawa, ON K1S 1C4 

You can call us at:
Or if you do not have the capability of calling long distance, you can call us toll-free at: 
1-800-790-7074 FREE

Twitter: @NYICN
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Email: info@youthincare.ca or to email our President, lisa@youthincare.ca

New YICC Logo Selection

As a way to mark our 30th birthday, the firm of Ryan Smith has graciously agreed to create a new logo, for free!  We have narrowed the choices to three designs.  Please help us select a new logo by voting on the one you like best.  Take a look at the designs below.  When you find the one that you like best, please indicate your selection by sending an email to info@youthincare.ca.  Put "logo design" in the subject area of your email.  Then, indicate whether you like design #1, #2, or #3.  


Three (3) New Logo Designs

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