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Voices: Manitoba’s Youth in Care Network provides support, encouragement, and advocacy to young people in and from care in Manitoba.  We come alongside youth while they are in care, as they transition to in(ter)dependence, and as they grow into adults pursuing their goals.  We are youth-driven and youth-focused. 

We raise awareness of the challenges youth-in-care face, educating the public and working with child welfare professionals to create a better system of care in Manitoba.  Improving living  conditions for children and youth who find themselves in alternative care, such as foster homes, group homes, and independent living programs.

Our programs and activities are open to all youth in & from care 12 to 30 years old. We have a growing youth membership comprised of the many cultures and ethnicities that reside in Manitoba.


System Kidz on CKUW 95.9fm
Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

“Bringing the issues of youth in and from care from their lives to your minds…”

Join us for our weekly radio broadcast where we discuss topics important to youth in and from care.  Featuring guests that include youth, young adults, child welfare professionals, and community leaders.  Our goal is to help the general public understand the child welfare system better, so that you will help make the system better.

Co-hosts: Dustin Rodgers and Amy Komus

Girls Group
Apr 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

For youth in and from care who identify as female, ages 12-24.  Join us Wednesdays as we try new things and talk about subjects that matter to us!

Scholar’s Nite
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Youth-in-care and alumni of care who are pursuing post-secondary education are invited to come out for dinner!  Try a new local restaurant, share triumphs and challenges of post-secondary life, and enjoy a few hours of no studying!

We try a different restaurant every month.  There is no cost to you.  Bus tokens provided.  Call 204-982-4956 to find out which restaurant we’re going to, and let us know you will be joining us!

Your Voice Matters!
Apr 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Alumni of care 18+

Everyone has a story to tell.  While we have all been in care, our stories are different, and sometimes it helps to be able to share it with others who ‘get it’.  At Your Voice Matters, there is no judgement, shame or blame, just a safe space to share your story and feel the support of your peers.

Learn tips on sharing your story safely, preparing to speak to media, and listening.  Snacks and bus tokens provided.  Call 204-982-4956 to let us know you will be coming!

Voices Leadership Team
Apr 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Develop your leadership and facilitation skills, learn how the child welfare system works, and work together to design projects and opportunities that engage, equip, and empower youth in and from care.

Activities are geared towards youth in and from care ages 14-24.