Are you a youth between 16 and 24? Perhaps you can't count on family support? You can take the steps that help you be independent. Find out how.
If you’re on your own, or if you’ve received intervention services—had Children’s Services status or been in care—you’ll find information and resources in this section that will help you make the transition to careers, learning, work and independence.
When you turn 18, you may not be able to use many of the programs and supports you may be using now. It’s a good time to start planning your next steps.
Making positive changes
You may want to finish school or look for a job—or you may be wondering what to do with your life. The information and resources on these pages will help you move ahead:
- Identify Your Dreams and Goals: Learn about the career planning process and connect to resources for setting and achieving goals.
- Plan for School or Training: Find information and programs for high school and post-secondary education.
- Look for Work: Check out information and resources to help you find a job.
- Live on Your Own: Plan how to take care your basic needs, such as finding a place to live.
- Resources for Youth, Counsellors, Educators, and Others
Support your transition to adulthood
If you’re looking for specific services and resources, the following pages may help you:
- If you’ve had Children's Services status
- If you’re pregnant or parenting
- If you have a disability
- If you’re an Indigenous youth
Someone to talk to
When you’re making changes, it’s important to have someone to talk to about your plans, challenges and hopes. Talk to an adult you can trust, like a family member, caseworker, community program worker, elder, or teacher.