Youth Resources in Canada
Learn about the resources available across Canada for youth and young adults in and from the child welfare system.
The CYPCC is a national charitable organization serving adopted persons, adoptive families, and birth families, focused on the need to raise awareness about the approximately 30,000 children and youth in the child welfare system across Canada who need permanent families.
Youth in Care Canada exists to voice the opinions and concerns of youth in and from care. Our vision is that all young people in and from care across Canada receive standardized, high quality care that meets their diverse needs.
Tel: (613) 327-4317
Children's Aid Foundation of Canada
Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth in the child welfare system. Stand Up for Kids is Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada’s national campaign for child welfare to change the futures of our country's most at-risk kids, those who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing abuse and neglect. #standupforkidscanada
Click any point on the map above for more information about specific resources that can be accessed in your region. Youth Resources have been curated for regions in which we currently have Youth Speak Out teams, and all other regions will be added shortly.
Need help now? You can reach a professional counselor at Kids Help Phone 24/7 by calling
1-800-668-6868 or Text CONNECT to 686868 to chat with a volunteer Crisis Responder 24/7.
A Way Home is a national coalition. We are dedicated to preventing, reducing and ending youth homelessness in Canada
Child Welfare League of Canada
CWLC aspires for all children to thrive, to know that they are loved, and to have a sense of belonging.
Child Welfare Political Action Committee Canada
The Child Welfare PAC advocates for a progressive child welfare system by providing real-life expertise, informed research, and effective advocacy so that all youth can realize their success.
The Homeless Hub is a web-based research library and information centre representing an innovative step forward in the use of technology to enhance knowledge mobilization and networking.
Aged Out Online Resources
CYPCC currently has Youth Speak Out Teams in the following cities: Ottawa, GTA, Guelph, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saint John and Fredericton.
CYPCC currently hosts It's Corona Caring Time a monthly online event group for youth in and from the child welfare system from 16 to 30 years of age.
Herman Law - Foster care related
Representing victims of childhood sexual abuse from all across the country.
How to assist children who have been sexually abused in the foster care and helpful information for victims, including what to know and where to get legal help:
North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)