September 2015: spearheaded by Dylan Cohen, a group of students at the University of Winnipeg gather together with the goal of creating a group that will advocate for CFS policy change.
November 18, 2015: 25not21 hosts a ‘cry-in’ at the Manitoba Legislature to draw attention to the lack of response and support from provincial politicians for the group’s upcoming event.
November 22, 2015: 25not21 hosts Sharing Our Stories for Change at the Thunderbird House. This film screening and panel discussion drew over 200 people, including politicians, local community groups, and folks from outside Winnipeg.
January 22, 2016: 25not21 hosts CFS 18 Year Dash: The Race Against Aging Out at the Manitoba Legislature as a creative demonstration to once again bring attention to the challenges faced by youth in care and the need for better supports when aging out.
March 25, 2016: 25not21 co-hosts Meet Me at the Bell Tower, sharing the evening with community members in the North End.
March 26, 2016: 25not21 co-hosts 13 Fires: Children engaging with a broader group of community members interested in tackling the ways that racism and poverty impact the livelihood of young people in Manitoba.
March 29, 2016: 25not21 hosts a ‘policy search’ at the Manitoba Legislature as a creative way to remind the media and politicians of the lack of adequate policy surrounding extensions of care.
May 18, 2016: 25not21 premiers the group’s film, Aging Up: Extending Supports for Youth in Care, followed by a panel discussion of group members. This event drew over 200 attendees to the West End Cultural Centre.