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November 4, 2014

B.C.'s Representative for Children and Youth shares her thoughts and encouragements for current and potential adoptive families.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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October 3, 2013

Career Path is a unique program that provides training and employment to high-risk youth. The brainchild of MCFD youth probation officer Kim Marcotte and Ann Alexander, Program Director of Justice programs at Plea, Career Path was recognized with the 2013 Representative's Award of Excellence for Innovative Services.

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October 3, 2013

For many years, Nella Nelson has been a leader working on behalf of Aboriginal children and youth to recognize, support and build a sense of place, culture, caring and community. She is the 2013 recipient of the Representative's Award of Excellence for Cultural Heritage and Diversity.

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October 3, 2013

The Burnaby School District developed this program in 2010 to support refugee/immigrant students who are overwhelmed by the settlement process and may have experienced trauma. It was one of two projects that received a Representative's Award of Excellence for Innovative Services for 2013.

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.

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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.

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