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  1. Breaking the Cycle Engaging youth to reduce homelessness among young people Youth Advisory Circle, Vancouver Foundation

  2. Who we be… • Personally • Kris • Shawnee • Kali • Professionally • Vancouver Foundation

  3. Our time together… • Will be interactive and engaging • Informative and practical • Have space for curiosity and shared learning

  4. Our intention Universal issue that must be told differently Honour the voices of lived experience Invite the choir to sing your song

  5. Our practice Is guided by values, built upon a foundation of child rights knowledge and best practice in youth, community and philanthropic engagement

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  7. Fostering Change: Perceptions on the challenges facing British Columbia youth transitioning out of government carehttp://vancouverfoundation.ca/initiatives/youth-homelessness/fosteringchange

  8. Who wants to watch a video?

  9. Who cares? We all do! In short, parents care about what happens to their children Strangely, well until after they turn 19 years old We care about the people close to us

  10. Caring means sharing Knowledge = Empathy + Engagement

  11. Influencing Will

  12. Unpacking Home Those that create must be present to curate The art of flexibility Make voices visible

  13. Tyee series Ask for what you need, offer what you can Take some risks Report http://www.tyeesolutions.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/TSS-Fostering-Truth.pdf Interactive website http://fosteringtruth.tyeesolutions.org/

  14. Vancouver Sun series Educate adults in the media Highlight the positive aspects of young people From Care to Where? series and videos http://www.vancouversun.com/news/topic.html?t=topic&q=from+care+to+where

  15. 19th Birthday Party Context Matters Find Your Choir Go where you are invited Videos: http://www.housingmattersmedia.com/the-19th-birthday-party/

  16. Back to our good intentions Universal issue that must be told differently Honour the voices of lived experience Invite the choir to sing your song In closing, please commit to activating one lesson you’ve heard today

  17. Stay in touch! Mark Gifford – Director, Youth Homelessness Initiative mark.gifford@vancouverfoundation.ca Kris Archie – Manager, Youth Homelessness Initiative Kris.archie@vancouverfoundation.ca Youth Advisory Circle youthadvisorycircle@gmail.com Vancouver Foundation www.vancouverfoundation.ca