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We support foster children and vulnerable youth because we believe every child should belong to a family and grow with love, respect, and security. The statistics show that we as a society are failing our children. SOS BC effectively meets the needs of those vulnerable youth who are the key to our future.

In British Columbia there are over
10,500
children who do not live with their biological parents

7,200
children are in foster care in our
province

2,600
children are in the home of a
relative or in kinship care

685
children are on youth agreements in
B.C.

In Canada there are over
67,000
children in out-of-home care (foster, treatment centres, shelters).

  • In British Columbia
    61%
    of children in care
    are Aboriginal

  • However, only
    9%
    of the general child
    population is Aboriginal

  • Of youth in care, only
    40%
    will graduate within 2 years of expected graduation date

  • More than 1 in 3 or
    36%
    will become involved with
    the justice system

7A child in foster care in Canada faces the following hardships on average: A child in care will move 7 homes (7 families, 7 schools, 7 neighbourhoods, 7...)

Parent Driven Autism Services for Metro Vancouver & Surrey

Capital Campaign to Build Transition to Adulthood Suites for At-Risk Youth

 
SOS Children's Village Thrift Store Foundation

It Takes a Village

 

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Our Blog

May 19, 2017 by Douglas Dunn:
Happy Friday - Disruption

 
The theme for this week, Disruption! A word that I heard frequently during my tenure as a COO in two hi-tech start-ups. More in a moment about why this word for our theme.

Kistie and I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the EUNA (Europe North America) Program Conference in Berlin last week. It is a gathering of SOS child development program leaders representing 36 national SOS organizations, and I’m not sure how many individual SOS Villages. In addition to a heady agenda of topics such as “Training professionals working with children in alternative care on child rights: challenges and promising...

 
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