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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

May
22
Tue
2018
System Kidz on CKUW 95.9fm
May 22 @ 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.

May
23
Wed
2018
Scholar’s Nite: Year-End Celebration!
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Another year of school finished.  Let’s get together to celebrate!

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.  Location details will be posted soon.

May
24
Thu
2018
Equitas Human Rights Celebration
May 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE AND HONOUR OUR CHANGE MAKERS FROM IRCOM, MA MAWI, G.A.P. & VOICES WHO COMPLETED IMPORTANT HUMAN RIGHTS COMMUNITY ACTION PROJECTS.

445 KING STREET, IN THE ROUND ROOM

FOOD, PRESENTATION, AND FRIENDS

May
26
Sat
2018
Voices Hug Day
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Positive touch is important to everyone’s growth and development.  Unfortunately, many youth in care go days without a hug, pat on the back, or even a hi-5.

Join us to help spread awareness and encourage every day people to recognize their ability to do good in the lives of kids in care by doing something as simple as offering a hug, hi-5, or a fist bump.

Watch the video from our first Hug Day (May 2010).

Details will be posted ASAP.

May
28
Mon
2018
Voices Advisory Committee
May 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Voices is youth-driven and youth-focused.  The Advisory Committee is your opportunity to keep programs on track, give advice to the staff, and suggest future goals.  Around the table are folks from the community, child welfare professionals, and youth in/from care.