|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 become the successful contributing members of society they deserve to be.
|September 8, 2009 |
Representative Acknowledges Child Abuse Prevention Day in B.C.
In acknowledgement of Child Abuse Prevention Day in British Columbia, the Representative for Children and Youth calls for a focus on prevention, and also for support for the child welfare professionals in the province who commit themselves so fully to the protection of our vulnerable children and youth.
|March 9, 2009 |
Representative Honours B.C.'s Social Workers during Social Work Week, March 9-15th, 2009.
On the occasion of Social Work Week in British Columbia, the Representative for Children and Youth commends the province's social workers for their dedication and commitment to the safety and well-being of our most vulnerable young citizens and their families.
|September 9, 2009 |
Representative Marks International FASD 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. Just nine months of alcohol avoidance during pregnancy gives a child an opportunity for a full and healthy life in which he or she can fulfill potential.
|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 any time in our history, youth action, inclusion, and full participation are integral to planning the future.