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Youth celebrate Children and Youth in Care Day on May 14 while

On Thursday, May 14, the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS), YouthCAN and Children’s Aid Societies across Ontario will be paying tribute to the children and youth in their care on the province’s annual Children and Youth in Care Day.

“As a former youth in care, May 14 is particularly meaningful to me,” says Brian Van Du, who leads the Ontario Youth Communications Advocacy Network (YouthCAN), which represents youth in care. “The day reminds us that children and youth in care are unique, valued, and important. It also reminds us that the stigma for youth in care needs to be challenged.”

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Burlington Home Depot launches Orange Door Project for homeless youth

As part of its commitment to help end youth homelessness in Canada, The Home Depot Canada Foundation launched its annual The Orange Door Project fundraising campaign today, which collects $2 donations from customers and gives 100 per cent of the proceeds to local youth-serving organizations.

Customers shopping in Burlington Home Depot stores can donate $2 at the checkout in exchange for a (paper) Orange Door. All proceeds stay in the community and go to support the housing and life-skills development programs at Bridging the Gap Halton. The campaign runs until July 2.

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