Child welfare legislation in Canada requires youth in long-term government care to transition to adulthood and become self-sufficient at the age of majority. Due to this cut-off of services, youth exiting care tend to have limited support networks, and most of their connections during their time in care are formal, paid for and have an expiry date. Melanie Doucet – a PhD Candidate at the McGill School of Social Work and also a former youth in care - led a collaborative photovoice project in the fall of 2017 alongside 8 former youth in care in the Greater Vancouver area between the ages of 19 and 29. The Relationships Matter for Youth 'Aging Out' of Care project aimed to take a closer look - through the power of images captured by the young co-researchers and accompanying captions they developed - at supportive relationships in the lives of young people from care and how those relationships can be developed and nurtured over time.
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