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Child and Youth Permanency Council of Canada

Registered Name: Child and Youth Permanency Council of Canada / Conseil Canadien de la Permanence pour les Enfants et les Jeunes

Business No: 138031596RR0001

Child and Youth Permanency Council of Canada



The Child and Youth Permanency Council of Canada is a national voice advocating for a permanent supported family for every waiting child and youth in Canada. As Canada's only national, non-profit, charitable organization serving children and youth across the permanency community, we raise awareness about the children and youth in government care across Canada who need permanent families, whether through customary care, kinship care, legal guardianship or adoption. CYPCC networks with provincial and territorial governments and agencies to advance common goals and jointly advocate for positive changes across Canada's child welfare system to recognize and promote support services for the permanency community. Above all, our goal is to raise awareness about the number of children and youth in Canada's child welfare system needing permanency and promote the placement of waiting children and youth in permanent, loving, culturally capable families.​

Purpose of the Child and Youth Permanency Council of Canada:

  1. To collect and disseminate information about permanency in Canadian provinces and territories and elsewhere.

  2. To promote understanding of the benefits and challenges of permanency.

  3. To assist in the recruitment of families for waiting children and youth.

  4. To facilitate communication between all groups and individuals working towards permanency for Canada's waiting children and youth.

  5. To educate about the importance of permanency and the support services required to sustain lasting permanency.

  6. To support youth and young adults in and from the child welfare system to achieve their permanency objectives.

The Child and Youth Permanency Council of Canada values the lived experience of youth in and from the child welfare system. We support their voices in an effort to promote permanency options for youth aging out of the child welfare system across Canada.

Please visit our website to see our values, and the many projects and programs that we are working on across Canada. 
Help us ensure the success of our initiatives to support all children and youth in and from government care to support permanency across Canada.
As Canada’s only national organization raising awareness about adoption, legal guardianship, kinship care and customary care, legal guardianship and lifelong connections we have developed and implemented several successful national initiatives aimed at supporting children in or from foster and group care, and adoptive families.
Canada’s Waiting Children and Youth – Canada’s Waiting Children and Youth is the only national photolisting service profiling waiting children and youth across Canada. 
Youth Speak Out (YSO)– The Youth Speak Out Program is a national network of youth in and from the child welfare system who use their voices, their art and their stories to advocate for permanency for children and youth. We have Youth Speak Out teams from coast to coast. Our teams speak to prospective adoptive parents, social workers, politicians, policymakers, and all those interested in making permanency a priority for children and youth in Canada.
Best Practices Training
  • Support in writing strengths-based profiles for children and youth;

  • Recruitment strategies for finding foster and adoptive parent(s);

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD);

  • Permanency;
  • Openness in Adoption;

  • Attachment;

  • Developmental trauma;

  • Cultural competency;

  • Older Youth Adoption;
  • A local Youth Speak Out team will provide participants with their lived experiences about what works and where improvements can be made in the child welfare system.

Journey Home - An interactive bus tour, Journey Home educates community members and leaders about some of the most vulnerable children and youth in their community.
Aging Out Without a Safety Net - A four-year project (2018 - 2022), funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada. The project explores how transitioning to independence, also known as “aging out” of the child welfare system, affects the economic security of young women. The project identifies barriers to economic security and includes policy and program recommendations to remove those barriers. Our projects intent is to involve and amplify the voices and experiences of young women across Canada who age out of the child welfare system. 


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