Building Futures Program
Building Futures is a two year pilot project funded by the General Child and Family Service Authority.
The project is designed to deliver independent living skills to emerging adults, those aging out and those on an extension of care through CFS guardianship. Community Financial Counselling Services (CFCS) has been selected to deliver financial counselling/financial literacy to youth – this could be anything from getting taxes done to questions on cell phone contracts to learning about credit/debt and budgeting.
Information about the program:
- Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA): they act as our system navigator and will direct clients to any of the other partners. There is also a full time Counsellor that will be there to assist Building Future clients.
- Big Brothers and Big Sisters: will be offering mentorship by pairing up a transitioned youth once in care with a youth transitioning out of care.
- Y.E.S. (Youth Employment Service): has been selected to deliver employment services, they have a part-time Specialized Employment Facilitator that is dedicated to assisting clients by providing the skills to obtain and maintain employment.