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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.

Partners in VIU’s Tuition Waiver Program include (left to right) MLA Parksville-Qualicum Michelle Stilwell; […]

Celebrating BC Child and Youth in Care Week

The Hon. Mary McNeil holding my photo

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 […]

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 […]