Every child deserves to find belonging.
More than 30,000 kids are stuck in temporary government care. A number that’s hard to put into perspective...until now.
EACH year, thousands of kids transition out
of government care
At 18, with limited support, they struggle with significant unintended consequences.
43% of homeless youth have
been in government care
Mental Health and Addiction
3 x more likely to experience substance abuse and mental health issues
EDUCATION AND JOBS
50% will drop out of high school.
Nearly 50% will be unemployed.
A permanent, loving home is the best chance these children have for success.
2017 RBC Innovating for Youth Award
Until The Last Child was the recipient of the 2017 RBC Finance Award: Innovating for Youth. The award is presented to leaders who are playing a pivotal role in catalyzing the Canadian social finance marketplace. The Innovating for Youth award celebrates the efforts that UTLC is making to mobilize private capital for public good and our contribution in addressing key gaps and challenges faced by youth in Canada.
Approximately 76% of kids in our 2016 – 2018 Manitoba Bringing Families Together Pilot Project found permanent loving homes.
Approximately 50% of kids in our 2012 - 2014 Guelph Finding, Keeping and Honouring Connections Pilot Project found permanent loving homes.
OUR TOOLKIT FOR CHANGE
We support world-class evidence-based research utilizing innovative jurisdictional best practices.
We provide funding, consulting expertise and other vital resources to support child welfare.
FOCUS ON PERMANENCY
We work alongside child welfare to support their efforts with efficiency and effectiveness measures.
Address systemic barriers to help ensure that these kids find the right home at the earliest opportunity.
Thank you to our partners
Canada’s business leaders have the means, the will, and the entrepreneurial mindset to help solve Canada’s child welfare problems.