The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Novy says she remains hopeful despite years of turmoil

NOVYTHUMBNovy, a single mom in Calgary, grew up in multiple foster homes. This is a story about how she has remained hopeful despite years of abuse.

Put into foster care by authorities after police claimed her home life was unfit for children, Novy was placed in a loving home for the first time. While this placement was short-term, Novy remained close with her first foster mom.

Novy says she experienced abuse in subsequent placements.

Despite 19 years in the foster system, Novy is working toward becoming a child advocate lawyer, so that she can work on behalf of children going through similar situations.

Produced by: Pauline Zulueta, Kara McInnes, Kelsey MacCuaig, Dayla Brown.