Never Too Late (NTL)
NTL’s mission is to promote and facilitate safe, unconditional, caring and supportive permanent connections for youth who are at risk or have aged out of the child welfare system. A young person who ages out of care does so without the one thing they were promised when they entered foster care –people to support them and guide them through life who are not paid to be there—“Humans” in NTL language. The NTL program was co founded by young people who believe every young person has a right to permanency. Our belief is that every single young person has the right to belong with people who love and value them unconditionally throughout their life. Through this program, NTL works to recruit, connect, educate and train, support and advocate, in order to give back to young people who have aged out of care, the chance to have a family to rely on, no matter their age
Never Too Late initiatives include:
- Recruitment and education/preparation of families/people who want to be NTL parents/Humans. Orientations details.
- Support and connection for young people who have aged out of care. Youth Connections Network details.
- Support and connection for people/families who have become the permanent connection for a young person at age 16 or older.
- Collaborating and working with youth serving organizations who are interested in finding connections and working with young people on these crucial relationships.
Can someone over the age of 18 be formally adopted in Ontario? Yes! Click here to download our Adopting Foster Youth Aged 18+ brochure for more information.
Interested in Finding out More…
Orientation Part 1
A recorded webinar version of Part 1 of the NTL Orientation, Importance of Permanency is available for your viewing.
Orientation Part 2
Part 2 of Orientation: What Does it Mean to be an NTL “human”? Date to be announced. Sign up below (contact us) for our newsletter for the information when announced.