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August 27, 2018

No youth should ever be homeless. Too many are. Meet Katherine McParland, a youth who is doing something about it. With a team of youth leaders, Katherine is hosting a series of forums around B.C. to hear from youth with experiences of homelessness. If you fit this description, please join in! Times, dates and details on our website: https://rcybc.ca/youthhomelessness. 

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July 6, 2018

Ignite Your Spirit 2 was a youth-led forum hosted by B.C.'s Representative for Children and Youth at Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island in August 2017 for Indigenous youth in care. The term "Ignite Your Spirit" is a reference to setting alight the passion within each person in order to advocate for change. The goal of the forum was to capture the realities experienced by Indigenous children and youth in B.C.'s child welfare system.

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May 10, 2018

The Rep's Rights Tour 2018...kicking off May 15th in Victoria #Rep4Rights

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May 3, 2018

The Rep's Rights Tour 2018...coming soon to a community near you!!

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April 16, 2018

In this very personal video, Dawn Thomas-Wightman, RCY's Deputy Representative on secondment, talks about adoption of children with special needs and her own family's experience.

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February 15, 2018

In this video, Representative for Children and Youth Bernard Richard tells the Social Media Youth Team about his three main priorities: to reduce the over-representation of Indigenous youth in care, to help kids transition out of care and to provide access to mental health services and substance abuse treatment. 

 

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February 8, 2018

In this second video in the series, our Social Media Youth Team spoke with the Representative for Children and Youth about his experiences at RCY. Bernard tells the team about his incredible first experience at Ignite Your Spirit and how important it is for children and youth to know that RCY exists and the advocacy services available. 

 

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February 1, 2018

In this video, our Social Media Youth Team spoke with Bernard and learned about his origin stories - where he came from, his first job, what he was like when he was young and his past experiences.

Find us online!
Twitter: @RCYBC and @RCYBCYouth
Instagram: @rcybcyouth
Facebook: @RCYBC and @RCYBCyouth
Official website: www.rcybc.ca

 

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May 18, 2017

When you call RCYBC, you will be connected with an advocate. Our advocates are here to help in dealing with your social worker, speaking up about your rights and your care and getting access to government services. We thought it would be fun to ask them some questions and introduce you to them. 

 

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April 19, 2017

If you are under 24 and eligible for Community Living BC services, advocates at the Office of the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) can help.

Call us Monday to Friday: 1-800-476-3933.
Email: rcy@rcybc.ca 
Website: www.rcybc.ca

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