FAQ

What does CARE Jeunesse do?

CARE Jeunesse provides a community and a voice for youth in care and alumni of care. The organization provides a safe place for youth in care and alumni to form relationships and seek support from individuals who have similar life experiences. The organization also helps youth in care and alumni to find the resources they need. In addition, CARE Jeunesse examines policies related to youth in care, and offers training and consultation to professionals on the issues relevant to youth in care.

What does CARE Jeunesse stand for?

CARE Jeunesse stands for Centre Amitié, Ressources et Entraide pour la Jeunesse, which translates to the Center for Friendship, Resources and Mutual Aid for Youth. 

What is an alumni of care?

Alumni of care are a group of individuals who were taken under the care of child protection services during their childhood and/or adolescence, but have since left the care system after reaching the age of majority. 

What does “in care” mean?

A youth in care has received youth protection services between the ages of 0-18, and has been placed in the system. Such placements include, but are not limited to, foster homes, group homes and a range of residential centres.

What are the benefits of becoming a member?

  • It’s FREE

  • Safe place for youth and alumni from care

  • Advocacy & support for youth in care and alumni of care

  • Find out how you can make a difference in the lives of youth from care

  • Anyone who supports our mission can join

  • Receive information on upcoming events

  • Receive our Newsletter

  • Vote on important topics and issues related to youth in care and alumni of care*

*Voting privileges apply only to voting members as specified in the by-laws

What is an AGM (Annual General Meeting)?

The annual general meeting takes place once a year, and is a meeting where all CARE Jeunesse members gather to discuss previous and future activities of the organization. The treasurer also gives an annual report on CARE Jeunesse finances. This is also an occasion where Board members may be elected by voting members. 

Where do my donations go?

All donations go towards furthering the mission of CARE Jeunesse, as we are a non-profit grassroots organization. If you would like to make a donation to fund a specific project please do not hesitate to contact us!