Our Priority Populations
Children and families at risk
Nationwide, almost 300,000 children and youth living with their families are considered at risk of abuse, neglect, or abandonment and are under the close watch of child protection agencies.
Children and youth in government care
59,000 young people across Canada are living in foster homes, institutional settings, or with extended family as a result of abuse, neglect, or abandonment.
Youth transitioning out of care
Each year, approximately 2,300 youth “age out” of the child welfare system, suddenly confronted with navigating life on their own –– sometimes as young as 18.