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STATEMENTS AND NEWS RELEASES  | SEPTEMBER 9, 2009

Representative Marks FASD Awareness Day

Nine is the critical number as we mark International FASD Awareness Day today. The ninth day of the ninth month is recognized around the globe to increase awareness of children born at a disadvantage because their mothers drank during pregnancy. …


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STATEMENTS AND NEWS RELEASES  | AUGUST 12, 2009

Representative Celebrates International Youth Day

On this day 10 years ago, the United Nations declared August 12 to be International Youth Day. Today’s society is the youngest ever, with about 50 per cent of the world’s
population aged 25 years or under. More than at …


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REVIEWS AND INVESTIGATIONS  | JULY 28, 2009

Housing, Help and Hope: A Better Path for Struggling Families

A struggling young family needed short-term housing assistance so their baby could be safe, but instead the child was taken into government care. An investigation into a First Nations baby’s critical injury finds that many of the systemic factors that …


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STATEMENTS AND NEWS RELEASES  | MARCH 9, 2009

Representative Honours B.C.’s Social Workers

On the occasion of Social Work Week here in British Columbia, I commend frontline social workers in this province for their dedication and commitment to the safety and well-being of our most vulnerable young citizens and their families.

In these …


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MONITORING REPORTS  | FEBRUARY 23, 2009

Kids, Crime and Care: Youth Justice Experiences and Outcomes

A major B.C. study released today shows that although children and youth in care are at higher risk of becoming involved with the youth justice system, early interventions targeted at risk factors can change the paths of these vulnerable adolescents. …


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