In this research, we explore the impact of foster care and kin care on the economic, education, and mental well-being of young Indigenous people.
What is the potential loss to Canada’s GDP by not taking action to improve education, employment, and mental health outcomes for Indigenous youth aging out of care in the near future? What is kin care, and why is it a better solution? What is the role for policy-makers at the federal and provincial/territorial levels?
Read the impact paper to get our full analysis.
A profile of Indigenous children and youth in care in Canada
Modelling the economic outcomes for youth aging out of care
A closer look at four provinces
Indigenous agencies: A focus on prevention and building lifelong connections for youth
Calls to action
Conclusion and future research