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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, 201811 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, 201811 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, 201817 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, 201816 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, 201828 Views

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Former youth in care uses martial arts to explore his feelings and his future

June 3, 2018 NANAIMO – Even though Trent Jack, 19, is able to look after himself, it’s nice to know that Shane Jung, a WMMAL featherweight champion and Battlefield Fight League bantamweight champion, has his back as a mentor and friend. Trent has been in government care on and off since he was three years old, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 201819 Views

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BC Government: Death review panel recommends prevention opportunities to help youth in care

May 28, 2018 VICTORIA – Following a review of 200 deaths of young people who died transitioning to independence from government care between 2011 and 2016, a death review panel has issued a series of recommendations to several provincial ministries. The report, titled BC Coroners Service Death Review Panel: Review of MCFD-Involved Youth Transitioning to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201815 Views

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BC Government: Renovated space, integrated services equal stronger safety net for youth on DTES

May 3, 2018 VANCOUVER – Some of B.C.’s most-vulnerable youth on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside have a newly renovated space that’s tailored to serve their needs. The Vancouver Integrated Youth Services Centre brings together key supports under one roof – including child and youth mental health, addiction services, child protection and police. Together, they provide a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201831 Views

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Representative’s Submission on B.C. Poverty Reduction Strategy

April 6, 2018 My Office applauds the B.C. government for taking the first steps towards creating a strategy to reduce poverty in B.C. by soliciting the views of citizens. I am pleased to offer this submission on behalf of the Office of the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) to help inform this strategy. The […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201844 Views

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Representative’s Submission on B.C. Cannabis Regulation Engagement

April 5, 2018 In April 2017, the federal government tabled Bill C-45, An Act Respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and Other Acts, in the Canadian parliament to legalize and regulate the recreational use of cannabis in Canada. In July 2017, the Canadian Council of Child and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201845 Views

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