On May 14, 2012, Children and Youth in Care Day was proclaimed by the government of Ontario to raise awareness about children and youth in the care of the province.
There are approximately 10,000 children and youth in care in Ontario. Each year 800–1,000 individuals exit the Ontario child welfare system. But they are not alone. On Children and youth in Care Day we want them to
know they have the support of their community. #ChildrenAndYouthInCareDay #CARE4CARE
Children and Youth in Care Day is an opportunity to recognize the contributions of current and former youth in care, as well as reduce stigma and celebrate their strength, bravery, and resilience in the face of adversity. Happy #ChildrenAndYouthInCareDay!