Who we are
Project Outsiders is a youth-led non-profit organization that works towards better outcomes for youth in and from the foster care system, through advocacy and direct support.
We aim to bridge the gap between youth in care and the decision-makers when it comes to having discussions and developing solutions regarding issues that make the foster care system a dysfunctional and traumatic experience for thousands of kids.
Of crown wards drop out of high school
Of the youth homeless population has had some form of involvement with the child welfare system
Of Ontario's permanent wards have a mental health disorder
At Project Outsiders we aim to highlight the vulnerabilities in the Child Welfare System so you can know what is happening to the youth in your communities. We have created a platform where youth can share their lived experiences so we can voice our concerns and bring attention to the ongoing barriers we face. We aim to develop partnerships with organizations to share resources you can use to stop these ongoing injustices. By sharing our lives with the rest of the world we hope to raise awareness around the issues that have made the system defective for far too long. We are driven by real experiences and data to support our claims and effectively push for better outcomes for youth in and from care.
A leader is someone who can absorb the pain and problems that live within his/her community and turn it into a path.
- Chanice McAnuff