July 4, 2019

VICTORIA – Three Canadians who have dedicated their lives to public service with a focus on children and youth were honoured recently by the Janusz Korczak Association of Canada during a ceremony at Government House.

Helen and Ted Hughes of Victoria jointly received the Janusz Korczak Medal for Children’s Rights Advocacy while former Ontario Child and Youth Advocate Irwin Elman received the Korczak Statuette in Recognition of Caring for Children. The awards were presented by B.C. Representative for Children and Youth Jennifer Charlesworth and Korczak Association President Jerry Nussbaum during the ceremony hosted by Lieutenant Governor Janet Austin.