Winning Change from Government: Training for the Youth in Care Movement

The youth in care movement in BC is more powerful than ever, with recent wins on tuition waivers and age increases to the Agreements with Young Adults Program. Still, we recently learned that only 13% of alumni of care are accessing post-care supports each year through MCFD. To fix that, we need to turn up the pressure on politicians. That’s why, on May 26 and 27, First Call BC is partnering with Organize BC to offer training for the youth in care movement to accelerate our progress.

Over two days we’ll learn:

  • How decisions in government are made
  • Skills to meet and influence politicians
  • Campaign action design that pressures decision makers
  • How to grow the youth in care movement to a critical mass that can’t be ignored

Who is it for? 

Winning Change from Government is for anyone currently advocating for increased support for youth in care, or interested in getting involved. The training is open to adult allies, and priority will be given to youth with lived experience in the foster care system.


Apply for Winning Change from Government!

Trainees need to apply and be accepted. Apply now for Winning Change from Government, it will take about 5 minutes.

Dates & Location 

The training will be at Creative Coworkers, 343 Railway St, in Vancouver. This training is taking place on the the unceded territory of the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw, Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilwətaɁɬ), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

Travel by bike: There is secure indoor bike parking on site.

Travel by transit: It's a 20 minute walk from Stadium-Chinatown Station, 15 minute walk from Waterfront Station, and a 5-10 minute walk from the Hasting/Dunlevy stop on the 95B-line. There are also several local bus routes that stop within a few blocks of the venue.

Travel by car: There is lots of free street parking in the area on weekends.

Times: The training is on May 26 & 27 from 10am to 5pm each day. We will provide coffee/tea, lunch and snacks throughout the day.


Cost & Travel Subsidies

Winning Change from Government is free thanks to a generous grant through the Vancouver Foundation Fostering Change Legacy Fund. 

We have travel subsidies available for anyone wanting to attend who lives outside the Lower Mainland. You'll get a chance to request funding for your travel when applying for the training. We'll also have transit tickets available for everyone attending.


  • We’d like to have this event be scent-free, please help and refrain from wearing or using scented products.
  • The whole venue is wheelchair accessible, including the washrooms.
  • The washrooms are gender neutral and gender inclusive.
  • There are a variety of types of chairs in the space.
  • If anyone has specific accessibility needs or questions we can help accommodate please don't hesitate to contact Peter Gibbs at [email protected] or 778-977-8461.


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May 26, 2018 at 10:00am - May 27, 2018
Creative Coworkers
343 Railway St
Vancouver, BC V6A 1A4
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Peter Gibbs ·