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UWCV Resolution passed at CFUW BC Council AGM

By April 26, 2016UWCV Blog
UWCV Club members at the CFUW BC Council AGM in Abbotsford, April 2016

UWCV Club members at the CFUW BC Council AGM in Abbotsford, April 2016

UWCV Club members are celebrating this week after receiving news that our proposed Resolution, BC Youth Aging out of Foster Care, was passed at the 2016 CFUW BC Council AGM with an approval rate of 96%.

The University Women’s Club of Vancouver will be working with the CFUW BC Council to urge the Government of British Columbia to support young people who have aged out of foster care by ensuring every young person has the opportunities and support needed to thrive as adults.

The resolved Resolution calls for the BC Government to collaborate with community members to reduce stigma and foster permanence by developing and implementing a comprehensive and integrated plan that includes supporting young people with their living expenses (including housing, food, education, and health care) through a stipend or living supplement from age 19 to 25.

UWCV Club members Rachel Malek and Patricia Grohne presenting at the CFUW BC Council AGM in Abbotsford, April 2016

UWCV Club members Rachel Malek and Patricia Grohne presenting at the CFUW BC Council AGM in Abbotsford, April 2016

With the Resolution passed we plan to send a letter to every MLA in BC before the BC Child and Youth in Care Week (BCCYICW) in June.

This significant achievement is not only a win for BC’s youth but a testament to the power of women working together. The Club extends a heartfelt thank you to all UWCV members who dedicated their time and resources towards this important initiative, including Rachel Malek and Patricia Grohne whose unrelenting passion and leadership was integral to the Resolution’s success.

Click here to read a full summary of the BC Youth Aging out of Foster Care Resolution.