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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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Representative Acknowledges Child Abuse Prevention Day in B.C.

Physical and emotional maltreatment of children are all too prevalent. A focus on child safety is central to the work of my Office. It drives us to advocate for improvements to the childserving
system so the children it serves are …


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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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Representative Acknowledges Adoptive Parents

In honour of Adoption Awareness month, I wish to thank our province’s adoptive families for their courage, commitment and compassion. The permanence you provide for children gives them a family and your investment makes an important contribution to society as …


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Representative Celebrates Foster Family Month

I would like to take this opportunity to offer my personal thanks to all foster parents in B.C., in honour of Foster Family month. The safe harbour you provide for children is tremendously important in their lives, as well as …


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Editorial in the Vancouver Sun on the mom-and-baby in jail program

The Representative speaks out against the cancellation of a program which allowed mothers in jail to care for and bond with their newborns.

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Representative Honours Social Workers

“Child protection is not every social worker’s first choice. Beyond the formal skills, the job requires toughness, warmth, intelligence, compassion, decisiveness and determination. It has been called the hardest job in government.” Honourable Ted Hughes, BC Children and Youth Review


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Editorial in the Vancouver Sun on standardized testing

The Representative comments on the benefits of standardized testing for tracking outcomes and planning interventions for vulnerable students.

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