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PLEASE NOTE: SOS Children's Village BC's office will close for the holidays at 4:30pm on December 22, 2017 and re-open at 8:30am on January 2, 2018. SOS Children's Village BC wishes you a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas or holiday season, and a very happy new year.

Our Focus as a Charity

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
62,500
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...)

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Our Blog

December 8, 2017 by Douglas Dunn:
Happy Friday - "Be The Change You Want To See In The World"
 
December is here, and with good cheer. It’s the season of giving and we are lucky to have been on the receiving end of that lately. Our theme this week is ‘Be The Change You Want To See In The World’, something fitting as we recently had our biggest event of the year and gave out a new international foster award to a very deserving person who is definitely 'being the change’. Here are some highlights of current happenings:

Our inaugural SOS Children’s Village BC International Foster Awards Gala presented by HWG Chartered Professional Accountants, which took place on Thursday November 23rd...

 
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As the most dependable, cost-efficient method of supporting our charity, we urge you to join this special group of dedicated donors. Small or large, monthly giving makes a huge difference.

Not only is it convenient for you, more of your donation goes directly to helping children. A gift of $15.00 per month is just 50 cents per day.

YOU CAN CHANGE LIVES by becoming an SOS Village Rose Club Member.

 
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