Collective Impact: Youth Aging Out of Care

Youth Aging Out of Care

We believe that youth aging out of care in BC presents a challenge that warrants a Collective Impact initiative. While the service system revolves around the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) as the lead agency within which the core mandate falls, numerous studies and reviews have highlighted that cross-government and cross-system responses are needed to create improved outcomes.

The Collective Impact approach is collaborative, with all of the players pulling together to a common solution.  The approach requires measurement to ensure progress, and requires that all parties come together and develop a common agenda.

As such, government, private funders, and community agencies are coming together to propose a project to implement a collective impact approach to bring systemic changes needed to improve outcomes for youth in care. Youth have been engaged in both these dialogues through the support of the Vancouver Foundation Youth Advisory Council.

The Strategic Advisory Committee includes:

  • Holly Anderson, VACFSS
  • Caroline Bonesky, Family Services of Greater Vancouver
  • Mark Gifford, Vancouver Foundation
  • Lorraine Grieves, Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Maya Peled, McCreary Foundation
  • David Phillips, MCFD
  • Carolyn Tuckwell, Boys and Girls Club
  • Mary Clare Zak, City of Vancouver

Collective Impact Community Member List

Recent Research

Collective Impact Youth In Care Health Profile Report

A Health Profile of Youth in Government Care, Vancouver Coastal Region Presentation

Community Gathering Report-September 25, 2015

Evaluation feedback-September 25, 2015

Community Gathering Report – November 26, 2015

Evaluation Feedback-November 26, 2015


Youth Aging out of Care BC Newsletter – October/November 2015

Youth Aging out of Care BC Newsletter – September 2015

Youth Aging out of Care BC Newsletter – August 2015

Youth Aging out of Care BC Newsletter – July 2015



Collective Impact: Upside Down Thinking


For more information about the Youth Aging Out of Care project, please contact:

Lucie Honey-Ray

Collective Impact Manager
Youth Aging out of Care, Vancouver


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Participants at a recent Youth Aging out of Care planning meeting, including Kris Archie and Mark Gifford of Vancouver Foundation and Caroline Bonesky of Family Services of Greater Vancouver.