No Child Should Have to Wait

AS OF THE 2016 CENSUS, THERE WERE 28,030 FOSTER CHILDREN UNDER 14 YEARS OF AGE IN CANADA

STAND SUNDAY CANADA DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES
2020 Stand Sunday Toolkit

(Combined Orphan Sunday-Stand Sunday Toolkit)

2020 Canadian Stand Sunday Posters

Multiple Designs

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2020 Canada Stand Sunday Postcard

4 x 6 Postcard

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2020 Pastor Invitation Postcard

4 x 6 Postcard

2020 Stand Sunday Facebook Banner and Profile Image

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OTHER SUPPORTING MATERIALS
(Suitable for Canada with little or no adaptation)
The Foster Care Prayer Guide

CAFO

Find Your Fit in Foster Care

CAFO

Growing a Foster Movement in Your Community

CAFO

Aging Out Initiative

CAFO - how the Church can help create healthy life transitions for those aging out of care

Together for Adoption Canada Conference


2021 Date To Be Determined A 2 day conference aimed at raising awareness while bringing together and equipping people across Canada who share a heart for adoption, foster care and advocacy for vulnerable children, the conference highlights the Biblical call for Christians to care for the fatherless. http://www.t4acanada.com/ or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/T4ACanada




April 2021 Empowered to Connect Conference


April 2021 and additional replay dates at various locations across Canada. A 2 day conference live simulcast from the USA teaching the impacts of trauma and chronic stress on the brain development of children and how that translates into their behaviours and ability to cope with day-to-day life. Introduction to the Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) model of how caring adults can help bring hope and healing to these kids from hard places. This event will be live simulcast to a number of Canadian sites. See the site listing at the Show Hope Website ​or Forever Families Website. (Plus sites in Didsury Alberta, Richmond, BC and Aldergrove, BC) Connect with other Canadians who are anticipating this event on the Empowered to Connect Canada Facebook Page.




Belong Summit


Anticipated Fall 2021 Winnipeg, Manitoba Everyone has a piece in the child welfare puzzle, this conference brings together people wanting to grow more effective as a Church in caring for vulnerable children through family restoration, foster care, and adoption.
http://www.belong2018.com




A Child's Song Conference


2021 Date To Be Determined A 2 day conference to equip and educate anyone interested in understanding children who have experienced adoption and foster care. With an emphasis on professional development for the first day and family and community focused topics the second day, the conference typically features more than 15 different sessions facilitated by a variety of adoption competent clinicians, psychologists and community partners. Participants also have access to exciting new adoption focused resources and information. http://www.achildssong.ca/event/a-childs-song-adoption-conference-2019/





CANADIAN EVENTS
OTHER CANADIAN RESOURCES

Human Trafficking Connections

From Foster Care to Missing or Murdered


Macleans article from April 2017 looking into how the foster-care system disproportionately affects Indigenous children and many of the long-term impacts including the susceptability of girls to become victims of sex trafficking. The article explores Indegenous history in Canada, impacts of residential schools and '60s Scoop, statistics and figures of Indigenous children in care, and the life-long impact of children being separated from families and experiencing trauma.




Human Trafficking in Canada


Missing Children's Netword Brief presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights in March of 2018. This document explores 500 cases of missing children and what can be learned from these cases. Topics include: Youth in the child welfare system are particularly vulnerable to sex trafficking How does a child become a victim? Why are runaways more vulnerable? How youth are recruited and groomed




The Trafficked


A February 2016 piece from The Globe and Mail exploring 60 interviews with trafficked women, their families, police, researches, advocates and front-line service providers in Canada and USA. Indigenous women and girls are vastly overrepresented in human trafficking cases. The article includes an overview of human trafficking in Canada, the government's response, statistics, the direct connection between foster care and human trafficking, factors leading to vulnerability, Canadian trafficking hotspot corridors, organizations supporting victims and fighting trafficking injustice.




Vulnerable Youth and Human Trafficking


A Covenant House Toronto presentation from October 2017 providing: statistics, factors affecting vulnerability, pathways from care to exploitation, trafficker profiles and tactics, best practices for engaging victims, approaching community organizations, and resources




An Unholy Alliance: The Connection between Foster Care and Human Trafficking


A 2015 paper by Human Trafficking Search exploring the links between foster care and human trafficking in the United States, typical childhood experiences of victims of commercial sexual exploitation and that of their traffickers, paths from foster care to becoming trafficking victims, common methods traffickers use to recruit victims, the extent of trafficking in the foster care system, those most at risk and recommendations for interacting with victims.




Foster Care System One of the Paths to Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women


A February 2018 CBC article exploring the numbers of Indigenous children in government care, connections to challenges later in life, statistics, history of Indigenous peoples in Canda and residential schools and the '60s Scoop.





Census Statistics

Highlights from the 2016 Census


August 2017 CTV news article summarizing 2016 census numbers on families, households, languages www.ctvnew.ca





OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES

(Encouraging families on the journey of foster care, mobilizing and equipping churches, resource development, coaching)

(Resources and connections for churches to engage in supporting foster care. Many adaptable to use in Canada)

(Foster Care category contains numerous relevant post regarding foster care church initiatives)

(Resources and encouragement for foster, adoptive and special needs families. Oasis online community provides real-time support from real people, in-depth resources, and replenishment on the journey)

(This list of podcasts includes some with a foster care focus and biblical foundation)

ETC Supporting Materials

Access a compilation of supporting materials for Canadian families which are directly related to  Empowered to Connect and TBRI. Trainer lists, resource lists and other useful information along with answers to frequently asked questions from Canadian Empowered to Connect Attendees.

Human Trafficking Connections

From Foster Care to Missing or Murdered


Macleans article from April 2017 looking into how the foster-care system disproportionately affects Indigenous children and many of the long-term impacts including the susceptability of girls to become victims of sex trafficking. The article explores Indegenous history in Canada, impacts of residential schools and '60s Scoop, statistics and figures of Indigenous children in care, and the life-long impact of children being separated from families and experiencing trauma.




Human Trafficking in Canada


Missing Children's Netword Brief presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights in March of 2018. This document explores 500 cases of missing children and what can be learned from these cases. Topics include: Youth in the child welfare system are particularly vulnerable to sex trafficking How does a child become a victim? Why are runaways more vulnerable? How youth are recruited and groomed




The Trafficked


A February 2016 piece from The Globe and Mail exploring 60 interviews with trafficked women, their families, police, researches, advocates and front-line service providers in Canada and USA. Indigenous women and girls are vastly overrepresented in human trafficking cases. The article includes an overview of human trafficking in Canada, the government's response, statistics, the direct connection between foster care and human trafficking, factors leading to vulnerability, Canadian trafficking hotspot corridors, organizations supporting victims and fighting trafficking injustice.




Vulnerable Youth and Human Trafficking


A Covenant House Toronto presentation from October 2017 providing: statistics, factors affecting vulnerability, pathways from care to exploitation, trafficker profiles and tactics, best practices for engaging victims, approaching community organizations, and resources




An Unholy Alliance: The Connection between Foster Care and Human Trafficking


A 2015 paper by Human Trafficking Search exploring the links between foster care and human trafficking in the United States, typical childhood experiences of victims of commercial sexual exploitation and that of their traffickers, paths from foster care to becoming trafficking victims, common methods traffickers use to recruit victims, the extent of trafficking in the foster care system, those most at risk and recommendations for interacting with victims.




Foster Care System One of the Paths to Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women


A February 2018 CBC article exploring the numbers of Indigenous children in government care, connections to challenges later in life, statistics, history of Indigenous peoples in Canda and residential schools and the '60s Scoop.





Census Statistics

Highlights from the 2016 Census


August 2017 CTV news article summarizing 2016 census numbers on families, households, languages www.ctvnew.ca





Sources for Canadian Statistics

Videos

One Caring Adult

Josh Shipp

4 Principles of Moving Barns

CAFO Foster Care Initiative

No Super Powers Needed

A Home for Every Child Adoption Society

Older Child Adoption

AdoptUSkids.org

We all Want to Belong

Focus on the Family Waiting to Belong

JJ's Story
Canadian Awareness

A Home for Every Child Adoption Society

Safe Families

Safe Families Canada

Do you know of other resources we should be sharing? Let us know!

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