Embedded thumbnail for 2013 Service Provider Award: Steve Arnett and Nanaimo Youth Services
October 3, 2013

Under the direction of CEO Steve Arnett, the Nanaimo Youth Association (NYSA) provides free programs and services, directly related to community needs as expressed by those who live in the area. This includes a youth employment centre, a supported-living program for young adults, counselling support, Bladerunner job preparation courses and a one-stop drop-in centre, which includes an innovative music program and nutritious meals. Steve is this year's recipient of the Representative's Award of Excellence for Service Provider.

Embedded thumbnail for 2013 Youth Leadership Award: Beyond the Hurt youth facilitators
October 3, 2013

In the 2012/13 school year, 479 high school-age Red Cross youth facilitators helped to keep 14,340 children and youth across B.C. safe from bullying in their schools and communities. These student leaders undergo two days of rigorous training and build their own workshops for Grade 6/7 classroom discussions based on the program outline. These youth facilitators are the 2013 recipients of the Representative's Award of Excellence for Youth Leadership.

Embedded thumbnail for 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award: Chuck Fraser
October 3, 2013

In 1995, at the age of 42, Charles "Chuck" Fraser took a leap of faith to pursue his passion of becoming a social worker. Since then he has worked on empowering people, giving them voice, and building communities of strength. Chuck and his wife, Tina, have also fostered 75 children over the past 28 years. He is the 2013 recipient of the Representative's Award of Excellence for Lifetime Achievement.

Embedded thumbnail for Jessica Horrocks 2012 Representative's Award of Excellence in Youth Leadership Recipient
November 28, 2012

The recipients of the Youth Leadership award are those between 12 and 24 years of age, whose leadership and innovation has made a positive contribution to the youth community, who have set and reached personal goals and who have contributed time and energy to benefiting or improving their community.

Embedded thumbnail for Jordan Arcand 2012 Representative's Award of Excellence in Youth Leadership Recipient
November 28, 2012

The recipients of the Youth Leadership award are those between 12 and 24 years of age, whose leadership and innovation has made a positive contribution to the youth community, who have set and reached personal goals and who have contributed time and energy to benefiting or improving their community.

Congratulations Jordan Arcand.

Embedded thumbnail for Dr. Jean Moore 2012 Representative's Award of Excellence in Lifetime Achievement Recipient
November 28, 2012

Lifetime Achievement is awarded to a seasoned individual who has made significant and lasting positive change in the lives of vulnerable children and youth in B.C.. This individual is dedicated to raising public awareness around issues that affect vulnerable children and youth, and is both advocate and leader-- a true Champion for Children and Youth.
Congratulations Dr. Jean Moore.

Embedded thumbnail for First Peoples' Cultural Council 2012 Award of Excellence Recipients
November 28, 2012

The recipient for the Cultural Heritage and Diversity Award is an organization that recognizes, supports and builds on a unique sense of place, culture, language and community while preparing a better path for children. Congratulations to the First Peoples' Cultural Council.

Embedded thumbnail for Burnaby Public Library 2012 Award of Excellence Recipient in Cultural Heritage and Diversity
November 28, 2012

The recipient for the Cultural Heritage and Diversity Award is an organization that recognizes, supports and builds on a unique sense of place, culture, language and community while preparing a better path for children. Congratulations to the Burnaby Public Library.

Embedded thumbnail for Ashley Frerichs 2012 Representative's Award of Excellence in Youth Leadership Recipient
November 28, 2012

The recipient of the Youth Leadership award winners are those between 12 and 24 years of age, whose leadership and innovation has made a positive contribution to the youth community, who has set and reached personal goals and who has contributed time and energy to benefiting or improving their community.

Embedded thumbnail for Andrea Vollans 2012 Award of Excellence in Advocacy Recipient
November 28, 2012

The recipient of the Representative's Award of Excellence in Advocacy is a tireless supporter that speaks for children, youth and their families, and advocates for positive change. The recipient is a champion in ensuring the voice and views of young people are heard and their rights and interests are upheld. Congratulations Andrea Vollans.

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