Driving Change

We believe that long-term, sustainable change is preferable to and more effective than short-term intervention, and that positive outcomes are possible for children and youth from foster care when the conditions are in place that allow them to thrive and feel a sense of belonging.

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Upcoming Events

StepStones’ annual youth barbecue is back

Come join us at Monsignor Fraser (799 Markham St.) on Tuesday, June 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for delicious food, fun games, and prizes galore. Bring your friends, family, and an appetite!

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Youth in Transition Peer to Peer Knowledge Exchange

Monthly sessions led by professionals from all sectors as a resource and information-sharing platform.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Shuah Roskies set up an informal network she called the Youth in Transition Peer-to-Peer Knowledge Exchange.  This initiative, first established online, brought together legal practitioners working in government, officials and social workers from across the relevant sectors. This method was in response to Shuah’s belief that all sectors need to collaborate with one another to identify key systemic issues and work together to address them ensure comprehensive support for youth transitioning out of the foster care system.

If you are a professional in the child welfare sector and want to hear about upcoming sessions, we encourage you to register using the form below.

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Past Events

Crafting Change 2024 is a wrap!

Thank you to everyone who came out to show their support and for contributing to one of our most successful events ever.

What an incredible evening! We got to hear from Gage, Es, and Shavesha, three amazing young people that are a testament to StepStones’ life-changing impact on youth in and from the foster care system. We also raised over $55,000 and counting, which will help us support many more youth attain long-term housing, improve mental health support, and strengthen their sense of belonging. And if all of that wasn’t enough, we also had lovely weather on our patio to enjoy all the delicious and generously provided craft beers!

We would like to take this opportunity to give a special shout out to our wonderful sponsors: Great Lakes Brewery, Junction Craft Beverage Co., Mascot Brewery, Hop City Brewing Co., Evolved Entertainment, IQ Offices, and Marigold and Onions Catering. We are so grateful for your support, and we could not have hosted such a successful event without your help!

Crafting Change 2024