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BC Government: Minister’s statement on World Mental Health Day 2018

Oct. 10, 2018 VICTORIA – Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, issued the following statement regarding World Mental Health Day, Oct. 10, 2018: “Today marks World Mental Health Day — an opportunity for people around the globe to shed light on the importance of positive mental health. “It is incredibly fitting that this […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201819 Views

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MNBC: Métis Youth Cultural Event – North East Region (7)

October 03, 2018 Métis Youth British Columbia (MYBC), would like to formally invite you to attend a Métis Cultural Event for ages 15-30 on November 3rd, 2018 in Dawson Creek. This event is open to youth who have their Métis citizenship or who self-identify as Métis. This event was created for Northeast BC youth to connect […]

by pmnationtalk on October 4, 201819 Views

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RCYBC: Youth homelessness forums – new forums added!

September 25, 2018 Youth homelessness is a significant rights issue that needs to be addressed through a provincial plan to end youth homelessness that ensures every youth has a way home.  RCY is supporting youth with lived experience of homelessness to share their voices to inform a provincial plan to prevent and respond to youth homelessness in B.C. […]

by pmnationtalk on September 26, 201814 Views

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Indigenous youth program offered in the Okanagan is in jeopardy – Salmon Arm Observer

If government funding does not come through an Indigenous youth program may be cancelled Sep. 14, 2018 A “life changing” pilot program for over 1,500 Indigenous youth and their families that began last year in Penticton and two other B.C. communities may be cancelled. Beckie Scott, CEO of the Alberta-based Spirt North, said this week […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201828 Views

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Surrey Announces Winners of Inaugural Social Innovation Awards

August 23, 2018 Surrey, BC – As part of its fourth annual Social Innovation Summit, the City of Surrey will honour community leaders by presenting the first ever Surrey Social Innovation Awards at a special reception to be held at City Hall the evening before the Summit opens on September 6th. In addition to announcing […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 201818 Views

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Looking for young people for B.C. Forums on homelessness!

August 14, 2018 to September 14, 2018 Youth homelessness is a significant rights issue that needs to be addressed through a provincial plan to end youth homelessness that ensures every youth has a way home.  RCY is supporting youth with lived experience of homelessness to share their voices to inform a provincial plan to prevent […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201833 Views

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Whitecap players hope to impact Indigenous youth with Hope and Health event – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 9, 2018  By Jim Morris THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Each week Vancouver Whitecaps winger Alphonso Davies pits himself against some of the best players in Major League Soccer. On Monday the speedy teenager found himself playing against some opponents who made up in enthusiasm what they lacked in skill. Many barely […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201823 Views

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RCYBC: Ignite Your Spirit youth-led forum

July 6, 2018 Ignite Your Spirit 2 was a youth-led forum hosted by B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth at Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island in August 2017 for Indigenous youth in care. The term “Ignite Your Spirit” is a reference to setting alight the passion within each person in order to advocate for change. […]

by pmnationtalk on July 9, 201830 Views

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Lessons from Care: ‘We’ll Be Triumphant in Our Battle to Make This System Great’ – The Tyee

Part 11 in a series. Who better to ask for solutions than Indigenous youth who have been in government care? Today, activist Dylan Cohen. Dylan Cohen is “pretty sure” he asked to go into foster care when he was 14, but he’s not positive. “Part of coming into care meant that my childhood is mostly […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201826 Views

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RCYBC: Statement on residential agencies

As an advocate for British Columbia’s most vulnerable youth, I am compelled to publicly express my grave concerns about the operations of some residential agencies contracted by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) that continue to leave many youth in government care at unnecessary and unacceptable risk. I was shocked and disappointed to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201845 Views

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