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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

Sep
21
Fri
2018
Your Voice Matters
Sep 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Open to youth in and from care ages 12 and older, who need a safe space to share their story with others who “get it.”

Snacks and bus tokens provided.

Sep
25
Tue
2018
System Kidz on CKUW 95.9fm
Sep 25 @ 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.

Sep
26
Wed
2018
Girls Group
Sep 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Yup, you guessed it. Girls Group is back!!

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

Sep
28
Fri
2018
Fall Network Retreat
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm

Youth in and from care ages 14-24 are invited to a weekend of learning, laughing, and making connections. Join us at Camp Arnes as we discover different ways that we can ‘TALK ABOUT IT!’ to take action on things that are important to us.

Registration for the retreat is available until 4:30 pm on Monday, September 17th.

Volunteers: meet at Voices 3pm on Friday, September 28th, 2018.

Participants: meet at Voices 4pm on Friday, September 28th, 2018.

Adult Supports: pick-up in on Sunday, September 30th, 2018.

Please email katrina@voices.mb.ca for more information.

Registration forms posted below

Participant Registration Form Fall 2018

Adult Support Registration Form Fall 2018

Oct
2
Tue
2018
Voices ROx
Oct 2 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Voices Random Oxygen (ROx) is our alumni-initiated activity meant to get youth in and from care physically active. Let us know if you have ideas for fun, physically activities we can try!

The details for this event will be posted ASAP!