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'Aging Out': How BC Can Do It Better

Shae-Lynn Noskye

Shae-Lynn Noskye had six different social workers over her five years in British Columbian government care. Photo by Christopher Cheung.

This two-part Tyee series by reporter Katie Hyslop hears from former B.C. foster-care kids themselves about what could make their transition to adulthood easier.

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In This Series


Shae-Lynn Noskye

'Aging Out' of Foster Care Needn't Be Traumatic, Youth Say

The hard part is getting government to meet its own best practices across BC. First of two.

By Katie Hyslop, 7 Jun 2016


Child and youth watchdog Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond

Were You Ready to 'Adult' at 19? Should We Expect Foster Kids to Be?

BC claims it has a policy for launching youth into the grown-up world, but it's not always followed. Scotland does better. Last of two.

By Katie Hyslop, 8 Jun 2016

Real Cities Give Their People Places to Pee

Public washrooms should be plentiful and accessible, says one scholar. And cities that do flush, flourish.

By Christopher Cheung