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Métis agency receives full control over child welfare

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:30:00 -0800

The B.C. government is taking another step towards reconciliation as the Ministry of Children and Family Development delegates child-protection authority for Métis families in the Kamloops area to Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services.

‘When am I going to have a sister?’

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:30:00 -0800

Like most adoptive parents, Sanjeeta and Jeremy Dewey had been on an emotional journey trying to have a child. The difference in their situation was that this was their second child. Part of their journey included fertility treatment. When that didn’t work, they thought they had come to terms with the outcome.

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Premature infants and their parents to benefit from new partnership

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0800

Premature babies and their parents throughout British Columbia will now benefit from an innovative skin-to-skin attachment program that has long-term benefits for both mom and baby.

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National medals honour exemplary corrections staff in B.C.

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:30:00 -0800

Twenty-four provincial corrections and youth justice staff are the latest to receive the most prestigious national decoration for professionals in their sector.

Providing a permanent home was always her top choice

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 08:15:00 -0700

When Brenda Nicholson was in her late twenties, a bad day working as a retail manager prompted her to completely change her life focus.

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Fostering Indigenous cultural traditions for positive outcomes

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 09:30:00 -0700

Rusty Whitford and Justin MacDonald know the importance of investing in a child’s culture and community and how inclusivity practices can be the positive difference in the lives of Indigenous kids in foster care.

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Childhood empathy leads to long-term fostering commitment

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0700

You might say it was one of life’s defining moments. 

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Provincial Child Care Council welcomes new members

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:15:00 -0700

The Provincial Child Care Council (PCCC), which will play a key role in supporting the Province’s efforts to introduce universal child care in B.C., is welcoming five new members to its roster.

Honouring the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 14:15:00 -0700

Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Scott Fraser has issued the following statement to acknowledge the Sisters in Spirit vigils and the Red Dress campaign:

Indigenous families, communities to benefit from $6.4M investment

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 10:30:00 -0700

All B.C. First Nations, as well as Métis-serving agencies, will share $6.4 million to help keep Indigenous families together and improve outcomes for children and youth, announced Minister of Children and Family Development Katrine Conroy on Orange Shirt Day.