Vancouver Island University launches first-of-its-kind tuition waiver for former youth in care

Youth who grew up in foster care are welcome and wanted at university. So says Vancouver Island University (VIU) in Nanaimo which recently announced that they would waive tuition fees for former youth who grew up in foster care. In a speech titled “Listening to the marginalized to address inequality” given at the University of […]

Celebrating BC Child and Youth in Care Week

Here’s a photo of the Honourable Mary McNeil, British Columbia’s Minister of Children and Family Development sitting on a stage at the Roundhouse Community Centre on Mary 23 holding a framed 14 by 17 inch photo of me. I didn’t stage this surreal event – it actually transpired without any interference from myself. It was […]

I got rid of my foster care file!

I guess this counts as a little addendum to my 2008 documentary about my foster care file. I conclude the program by saying “I’m probably just going to put it in one of my closets, I’m gonna put it away somewhere…. I’m just going to file it, file my file.” I’ve decided that I no […]