The Birthday Party Gala
Join us as we light an ongoing candle of hope and support for the over 1,000 foster children leaving Government care in 2017.
As we gather for our 2nd Annual Birthday Party Gala, we also celebrate the 10th Anniversary of The Link, Aunt Leah’s innovative program supporting youth after they “age out” at 19.
The Link grew out of an honest desire to never give up on youth in foster care, to remain open while doors closed, and to do the right thing and provide support, like families do, during this difficult transition to independence.
Over the past decade, the Link has unequivocally proven the potential of youth in care to succeed, despite the myriad of challenges that confront them. As a community, it is our responsibility to extend this familial support to all children from care in BC. The crucial funds raised from the Birthday Party go directly to fulfilling this vision.
This Fall, we hope that you can join us in the success of the Link Program as we light an ongoing candle of hope and support for the over 1,000 children leaving government care in 2017.
B.C. Representative for Children and Youth
Former youth in care, PhD Candidate, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar, SSHRC Doctoral Fellow and Sessional Instructor, School of Social Work, McGill University