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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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STATEMENTS | OCTOBER 1, 2010

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.

There is a great proverb that says “one generation plants the trees, …


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STATEMENTS | SEPTEMBER 9, 2010

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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STATEMENTS | NOVEMBER 1, 2009

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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STATEMENTS | SEPTEMBER 9, 2009

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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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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