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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.

Events

Jun
20
Wed
2018
Sharing Circle
Jun 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Open to youth in and from care ages 12+ who need a safe space to share their story with others who ‘get it’.

Snacks and bus tickets provided.

Jun
21
Thu
2018
Cooking Club
Jun 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

How are your cooking skills? Let’s try recipes that work for our budgets and our bellies.  Share tips and tricks on how to make dollars stretch while making tasty meals.

Open to youth in and from care 16+.  Call Katrina at 204-982-4956 to sign up!

Jun
22
Fri
2018
Keith Cooper Scholarship Application DUE
Jun 22 all-day

In 2002 the Board and staff of Winnipeg Child and Family Services was pleased to announce the creation of the Keith Cooper Scholarship Fund for children in and from care who wish to continue their education beyond Grade 12. The fund acknowledges the late Keith Cooper, former Chief Executive Officer of Winnipeg Child and Family Services and educator, and his commitment to children in Agency care as well as his interest in their further education.

The scholarship program draws upon funds from the Gilroy/Acheson account with the Winnipeg Foundation, which has been designated for use by children in care. The Keith Cooper Scholarship Fund was formerly a scholarship program for Winnipeg Child and Family Services. It is now available to all four Child and Family Services Authorities. A review panel including members from each CFS Authority and a representative of VOICES: Manitoba’s Youth in Care Network will review all applications and award several scholarships, combined totaling $10,000.00, prior to the 2018-19 academic year. Scholarship recipients can reapply for the scholarship for an additional three years so that a student might complete a four-year university, technical or vocational program.

Applications should be dropped off, faxed, or emailed to Voices.  All information is on the application.  Good luck!

Keith Cooper Scholarship Fund Application Form 2018

Jun
25
Mon
2018
Sharing Circle
Jun 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Open to youth in and from care ages 12+ who need a safe space to share their story with others who ‘get it’.

Snacks and bus tickets provided.

Jun
27
Wed
2018
Goldeyes Game
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It’s the Winnipeg Goldeyes vs the Wichita Wingnuts!  Tickets are limited.  Snacks and bus tickets provided.

Thank you to the generous donors who make baseball tickets available to community groups!!!