Saskatchewan additional delays youth growing old out of care throughout pandemic

REGINA—The Saskatchewan authorities is extending companies to youth who would in any other case be growing old out of the foster care system.

The Ministry of Social Providers delayed the transition for these over age 18 again in March over considerations concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.


On the time, an advocacy group stated the worldwide well being disaster would make it troublesome for a teenager in care to discover a job or a spot to dwell.

The change was to finish in June, however the province says it has been prolonged till January 2021.

Social Providers Minister Paul Merriman says the federal government needs to make sure younger folks have choices obtainable to them relating to planning unbiased residing.


The province says the extension will permit nearly 200 youth to maintain receiving companies and expects it’s going to price about $1.5 million.