The Bus Ride Home Project: Developing Supports for Ontario's child welfare change-makers in and from care

Canadian CW report

Mickleborough, Lisa for the Children's Aid Foundation; The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth


Children's Aid Foundation; Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth


This report is based on conversations with former and current youth in care in Ontario who are involved in child welfare advocacy. These youth are often seen as success stories, however in their private lives, they describe struggling with poverty, addiction, insecure housing, loneliness, and mental health. The report makes recommendations to improve the long term care goals for youth currently in care and care alumni based on the lived experiences of the "change-makers" who participated in this project.