Through its agencies and service regions, the General Authority offers and promotes initiatives that provide children and young adults, currently or previously in the care of a Manitoba child and family services agency, opportunities to achieve goals and realize success in adulthood.
Agreements with Young Adults or AYAs (for young adults 18-21 years old). Agreements with Young Adults are requests by young adults for support beyond the age of majority to realize goals as part of a successful transition to adulthood. By law, the General Authority is responsible for the review and approval of AYAs and maintenance and continuations of care and maintenance for permanent wards who require support beyond the age of majority (age 18). A growing body of research suggests that maintaining agency support for youth beyond the age of majority and addressing key areas including education, housing, life skills and an ongoing support network yields better outcomes in adulthood.
The General Authority also supports Age of Majority Celebrations, offered by CFS agencies to youth in care. These celebrations are for all youth in care who turn 18 to mark this significant milestone in each young person’s life.
Voices, Manitoba’s Youth in Care Network, also provides programming and services for youth in care including peer mentoring, outreach services, leadership programs, scholarships, and opportunities to have a voice in Manitoba’s CFS system.
Access to tuition waiver programs and other financial resources for post-secondary study. There are various supports for young people heading into post-secondary programs, including tuition waivers, scholarships, and other resources to help support youth and young adults during and beyond their transition from CFS care.