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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.


Advisory Committee
Mar 19 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The Voices Advisory Committee is made up of youth in and from care, child welfare professionals, and community representatives.  Together, they help us stay true to our core purpose: engaging, equipping, and empowering youth in and from care.

Girls Group
Mar 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

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

System Kidz on CKUW 95.9fm
Mar 20 @ 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, and jr co-host Nilaya.

Leadership +
Mar 21 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Expand on your leadership training and learn how to be a camp counsellor.  Trainers from Momenta (http://experiencemomenta.com) will teach us how to lead children and youth on safe adventures at our first ever youth in care summer camp (hey, you asked for it!).

Scholar’s Nite
Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You’ve worked so hard and come so far.  Take a break from your studies and have a meal with your fellow alumni of care who are pursuing post-secondary education.

Every month we try a different restaurant, sampling dishes and sharing stories about our college and university experience.

Scholar’s Nite is open to alumni of care, who are currently attending a post-secondary program (college, university, etc).

Please call 204-982-4956 to sign up.