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Youth who leave care at the age of 18, as required by provincial legislation, often have to choose between attending post-secondary education or putting food on the table and paying their rent. The Hope for Children Fund's scholarships help ease the financial burden and combined pressures of independent living and post-secondary studies.
CBC “Candy Palmater Show”: Why a foster mother has spent her life helping more than 200 children have a stable home
Cindy Stirling started fostering kids in the 1980s and has never looked back. Over the years, she has fostered around 200 kids with the Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto.
She stays in touch with many of them and hopes she's made a difference in their lives.
On the day the U.K. was voting on Brexit, Toronto’s Anayah Phares was in London being honoured by the Queen for her effort to make the world a better place.
“It was an incredible time to be there,” said Phares, 26, who was among 64 young people from across the Commonwealth receiving this year’s Queen’s Young Leaders Award.
“I’m still so pumped and energized by the experience,” she said in Toronto last week after a whirlwind 10 days in the British capital, networking and being mentored by some of the country’s top business and political leaders as part of the prestigious prize.