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STATEMENTS | AUGUST 12, 2012

Representative Recognizes International Youth Day 2012

Every year at this time a special day reminds us of our responsibility to the world’s youth. Nearly 13 years ago, the United Nations declared August 12 as International Youth Day to recognize the challenges that youth around the world …


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STATEMENTS | MARCH 5, 2012

Representative Honours Social Workers

I would like to extend my gratitude to the workers in the child-serving system marking Social Work Week March 5-11. I encourage everyone to reflect on the work of social workers and their dedication and commitment to the safety and …


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STATEMENTS | OCTOBER 1, 2011

Representative Commemorates Foster Family Month

October is Foster Family Month, the perfect time to honour the many people who are making a difference in the lives of children and youth and helping them build brighter futures.

Foster families provide a safe and secure environment to …


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STATEMENTS | SEPTEMBER 9, 2011

Representative Reflects on FASD Awareness Day

Today is a day to reflect on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, an entirely preventable, invisible affliction that leaves those born with it facing life-long challenges and frequently living marginalized lives.

FASD is caused by mothers drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Health …


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STATEMENTS | AUGUST 12, 2011

Celebrating International Youth Day

International Youth Day is held on August 12th of every year to celebrate the achievements of the world’s youth and to encourage their participation in positive contributions to society. It is also a day to reflect on the challenges facing …


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STATEMENTS | NOVEMBER 20, 2010

Representative Celebrates National Child Day

November 20th is National Child Day. The date celebrates the occasion when Canada adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

As B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth, the work of my Office is based on …


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STATEMENTS | NOVEMBER 1, 2010

Adoptive Families Give the Gift of New Lives

Over the years, I have had the privilege of meeting many adoptive parents and the young people to whom they have given second chances and new lives.

Through the advocacy work of my office, we are honored to see the …


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