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October 3, 2012

Rick Moore and his family have worked and sacrificed for years in order to help all children with learning disabilities, going all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. He is the recipient of the Representative's Award of Excellence in Advocacy for 2013.

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October 26, 2011

This video shares the experiences of a variety of British Columbians in dealing with bullying, homophobia, discrimination and being different. If you or someone you know needs someone to talk to, contact the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868.

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October 26, 2011

This video shares the experiences of a variety of British Columbians in dealing with bullying, homophobia, discrimination and being different. If you or someone you know needs someone to talk to, contact the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868.

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October 26, 2011

This video was created by the Representative for Children and Youth's Office in support of the "It Gets Better" project, aimed at inspiring B.C. lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth to focus on a positive future ahead, and to encourage others to address homophobic attitudes. Please see the other four break-out It Gets Better videos from the RCY's office, also here on YouTube, where participants share more of their stories and their

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October 26, 2011

This video shares the experiences of a variety of British Columbians in dealing with bullying, homophobia, discrimination and being different. If you or someone you know needs someone to talk to, contact the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868.

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October 26, 2011

This video shares the experiences of a variety of British Columbians in dealing with bullying, homophobia, discrimination and being different. If you or someone you know needs someone to talk to, contact the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868.

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October 19, 2011

Here is a brief introduction to the Youth Advisory Team who, together with the Vancouver Foundation, helped shape the 2011 Champions for Children and Youth Summit which they named: Fresh Voices from Long Journeys: Insights of Immigrant and Refugee Youth.

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October 17, 2011

Rick Lavallee is the Aboriginal Liaison Officer in the Diversity and Aboriginal Policing Sector at the Vancouver Police Department. Rick provides support to youth focusing on healthy choices while maintaining the youth's unique cultural teachings and protocols.

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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.

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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.

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