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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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Representative Endorses Campaign Against Physical Punishment

B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth is officially endorsing the Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth.

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond joins over 250 organizations and experts already supporting a campaign against physical punishment.

The Joint Statement is a …


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Article in The Verdict, “Who Speaks for Children?”

Shortly after becoming B.C.’s first Representative for Children and Youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond penned this article regarding children’s access to the justice system.

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Editorial Submission on Senate report examining Canada’s progress on children’s rights

The Representative reinforces the Senate committee’s message that children’s rights have not be made a priority in Canada.

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