Embedded thumbnail for Representative's Award of Excellence in Lifetime Achievement - 2011
October 17, 2011

Tracy Porteous has been working to improve the lives of children, youth and families in B.C. for more than 30 years. People have described her as the most innovative, passionate and principled advocate they have met. She has persisted in bringing forward difficult issues and standing up for unpopular ones such as the impact of cuts to services. She has overcome these challenges by being positive, diplomatic, engaging and presenting evidence based reasearch supporting her concerns.

Embedded thumbnail for Representative's Award of Excellence in Innovative Services - 2011
October 17, 2011

In August 2010 the mass arrival of 25 Sri Lankan women and 47 children presented a unique challenge in providing child and family centred, culturally responsive services. The management and staff at the Ministry of Children and Family Development, (MCFD) developed a cohesive and collaborative response demonstrating strong team work, caring, compassion and professionalism. The staff at MCFD and the Burnaby Board of Education demonstrated an above and beyond approach in assisting the families to transition into their new lives in Canada.

Embedded thumbnail for Representative's Award of Excellence in Cultural Heritage and Diversity - 2011
October 17, 2011

The Aboriginal Infant Development Programs of B.C. (AIDP) adapt popular mainstream programs to become more meaningful and culturally relevant for the children and families they serve. The programs honour the teachings and traditions of Elders and ancestors while providing quality services and programs to Aboriginal children and families.

Embedded thumbnail for Representative's Award of Excellence in Advocacy - 2011
October 17, 2011

As a tireless supporter of children's rights, Dawn Johnson coninually advocates on behalf of the young people that she works with to ensure their rights are upheld and respected.

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