A new survey has shown people in B.C. think more can be done to help youths leaving foster care.
According to the poll by the Vancouver Foundation, more than 70 per cent of British Columbians support the idea of foster children receiving help until they turn 25.
Currently young people stop being part of the program when they turn 19.
Mark Gifford of the Vancouver Foundation says they were happy with the unexpected results.
“We are actually surprised by the level of support and the increase in support by the public for supporting solutions for young people.”
“It’s hard to get that level of support around anything in B.C. and it was really encouraging to see that across party lines and across the province.”
He says it’s very encouraging to such high numbers.
He hopes this shows the government there is support to do more.