"ReMoved" Short Film
It would be impossible to fully understand the life and emotions of a child going through the foster care system, but this short narrative film portrays that saga in a poetic light, with brushes of fear, anger, sadness, and a tiny bit of hope.
"The Me I Once Was" Music Video
Jojo spent ten years in California’s foster care system, eventually aging out. Defying the odds, she went on to attend college and become an advocate for other children who, like herself, find themselves in a bureaucratic system. She currently works helping foster youth successfully transition out of the foster care system.
"Question Period - April 25, 2017" Video
Questioning the Ontario Minister of Children and Youth Services on outcomes for youth exiting foster care.
Child Welfare PAC
Child Welfare PAC
Part of a project for CBC Docs POV called, NEXT OF KIN.
Today, the Child Welfare Political Action Committee Canada (Child Welfare PAC) urges provincial and territorial governments to solve the post-secondary crisis facing foster children.
Annual Advocacy Day Press Conference at Queen's Park. Releasing the Report on Policy and Practice for Youth Leaving Care.
Our first annual Advocacy Day Press Conference at Queen's Park. Releasing the Report on Youth Outcomes After Aging-out of care.
The Me I Once Was - Music Video
Jojo spent ten years in California’s foster care system, eventually aging out. Defying the odds, she went on to attend college and become an advocate for other children who, like herself, find themselves in a bureaucratic system.
ReMoved - Award Winning Short Film
This year Laurentian University - Université Laurentienne became the first university in Ontario to reinstate full tuition exemption for children who were in the foster care system. Jamie had the pleasure of meeting with Jane Kovarikova of the Child Welfare Pac and working in collaboration with them and local leaders like LU to make this happen!
Question Period - April 25, 2017 Video
"Last week I met members of the Child Welfare PAC. I learned that most foster children aging out of care start off disadvantaged. Many experience low academic achievement, poverty, exposure to the criminal justice system, as well as poor health. The future of these children is at stake."
Jennifer French speaking in the legislature.