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Editorial Submission on giving children the best start to life

The Representative examines the key things that children need from their families, communities and government in order to have the best possible start in life.

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Representative Celebrates Foster Parents

In honour of Foster Family month, I offer my personal thanks to B.C’s foster parents, for their hard work and dedication to the young people they are helping.

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FASD Awareness is Key to Prevention

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day is an important part of the push to end this preventable disability. It is absolutely essential to increase awareness of FASD, of the danger of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, and of the need …


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Representative’s Statement on Family Relations Act Reform

The Representative for Children and Youth welcomes many of the changes reflected in the White Paper on Family Relations Act Reform released on July 19, 2010. Changes that support hearing the views of children and youth in decisions that will …


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CCCYA call for national plan to improve outcomes for Aboriginal children and youth

A submission from the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates to national leaders, titled Aboriginal Children – Canada Must do Better.

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Editorial Submission on respecting the rights of children

The Representative argues for the importance of respecting children’s rights and shares the results of the Office’s province-wide child rights contest, in honour of the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Representative Commends Adoptive Parents

In honour of Adoption Awareness month, I wish to thank our province’s adoptive families for the commitment they have made to some of our most vulnerable children. The stability you provide for your children paves the way for them to …


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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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Editorial in the Vancouver Sun on Child Poverty

The Representative comments on child poverty, referring to the recent RCY report Housing, Help and Hope.

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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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