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STATEMENTS | AUGUST 12, 2009

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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STATEMENTS | MARCH 9, 2009

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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STATEMENTS | NOVEMBER 1, 2008

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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STATEMENTS | OCTOBER 1, 2008

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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STATEMENTS | MARCH 10, 2008

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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STATEMENTS | JUNE 6, 2007

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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