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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

Aug
18
Fri
2017
Harry Potter Pt 7 and 8
Aug 18 all-day

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the two-part sequel to the series.  We’ve watched our fictional bro-from-care fight evil creatures, eat weird magic candy, walk around under a magic cloak, and whiz around on his broomstick.  How does the story end?!?!

We’ll have snacks and crafty projects out, and take a few Zumba breaks to get our blood flowing throughout the day.  10am to 4pm.

Open to all youth in and from care, ages 12-18.

 

Aug
20
Sun
2017
Fostering Change: A Night in Support of Youth in Care
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Voices: Manitoba’s Youth in Care Network is only one of the provincial youth in care networks across Canada.  We are proud members of Youth in Care Canada, formerly known as National Youth in Care Network.  We are currently represented on their board by Manitoba alumni of care, Mike McGuire.

YICC does great work joining the voices of youth in care and alumni of care across Canada to help make a better system of care.  Over the years they have produced a number of reports and trainings based on lived experiences and research.

On Sunday, August 20th, 2017, YICC will be hosting a fundraiser in Ottawa, Ontario.  We’re a long way from Ottawa, but you can still support their efforts by purchasing a ticket so a local youth can attend, or making a donation towards their programming and research.  All contributions are appreciated!

Visit www.youthincare.ca to learn more about Youth in Care Canada!

Aug
22
Tue
2017
The Mac Trek Sr. Canoe Trip
Aug 22 – Aug 25 all-day

Want to discover Manitoba this summer? The Mac Trek is a free, 4-day canoe trip for youth in and from care, ages 14+.  The trip is August 22nd to 25th, 2017.

For more information, contact Lise Brown at 204-808-9722 or email lise@experiencemomenta.com.

Check out the poster!

Fill in the registration form!

Aug
24
Thu
2017
Dream Catcher Making Workshop
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come make a dreamcatcher and take it home with you!  Futures Forward programs are open to all youth in and from care, ages 15-29.

Aug
28
Mon
2017
Voices Closed
Aug 28 – Sep 1 all-day

The Voices office is closed this week as we take time to prepare for the fall and all the great activities to come!  See you in September!  Remember to register for the Retreat (Sept. 29-Oct 1, 2017 2017F Participant Registration Form2017F Adult Support Registration Form)