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October 26, 2011

This video shares the experiences of a variety of British Columbians in dealing with bullying, homophobia, discrimination and being different. If you or someone you know needs someone to talk to, contact the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868.

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October 26, 2011

This video was created by the Representative for Children and Youth's Office in support of the "It Gets Better" project, aimed at inspiring B.C. lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth to focus on a positive future ahead, and to encourage others to address homophobic attitudes. Please see the other four break-out It Gets Better videos from the RCY's office, also here on YouTube, where participants share more of their stories and their

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October 26, 2011

This video shares the experiences of a variety of British Columbians in dealing with bullying, homophobia, discrimination and being different. If you or someone you know needs someone to talk to, contact the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868.

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October 26, 2011

This video shares the experiences of a variety of British Columbians in dealing with bullying, homophobia, discrimination and being different. If you or someone you know needs someone to talk to, contact the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868.

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October 19, 2011

Here is a brief introduction to the Youth Advisory Team who, together with the Vancouver Foundation, helped shape the 2011 Champions for Children and Youth Summit which they named: Fresh Voices from Long Journeys: Insights of Immigrant and Refugee Youth.

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October 17, 2011

In August 2010 the mass arrival of 25 Sri Lankan women and 47 children presented a unique challenge in providing child and family centred, culturally responsive services. The management and staff at the Ministry of Children and Family Development, (MCFD) developed a cohesive and collaborative response demonstrating strong team work, caring, compassion and professionalism. The staff at MCFD and the Burnaby Board of Education demonstrated an above and beyond approach in assisting the families to transition into their new lives in Canada.

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October 17, 2011

The Aboriginal Infant Development Programs of B.C. (AIDP) adapt popular mainstream programs to become more meaningful and culturally relevant for the children and families they serve. The programs honour the teachings and traditions of Elders and ancestors while providing quality services and programs to Aboriginal children and families.

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October 17, 2011

As a tireless supporter of children's rights, Dawn Johnson coninually advocates on behalf of the young people that she works with to ensure their rights are upheld and respected.

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October 17, 2011

Lilia is a committed youth leader with the Federation of Youth in Care Network who worked on a planning committee that organized this year's International Foster Care Organizations conference. She volunteered numerous hours and served as a key support to the 70+ youth in and from care from around the world. Lilia also assembled a youth group called insideOUT aimed at providing supports tand reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, particularly a parent with mental illness.

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October 17, 2011

17-year old Samantha Claver moved to Canada from the Philippines in 2007 as a result of fear of violence in her home country. She has been involved in two theater projects "Where is Home" and "My Firbidden Disorder" that enable newcomer youth to share their migration experiences with the audience. She positively contributes to her community by inspiring and encourgaing young people to particiapte and she continues to be an activist in her local community and abroad.

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