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Former foster child sets her sights on a career in social work

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:00:00 -0800

Growing up as a foster child motivated Ashley to help others in similar situations. She is passionate about improving the lives of kids in government care and wants to be a social worker.

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Construction officially begins to replace century-old Lord Nelson Elementary

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:15:00 -0800

Students, families, teachers and staff will soon benefit from a new Lord Nelson Elementary with construction now underway to seismically replace the school thanks to $18.4 million from the Province.

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Pay hikes for social workers in remote communities

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:00:00 -0800

Front-line ministry social workers in hard-to-recruit areas of the province will receive an additional $3,000 to $6,000 per year, thanks to a new agreement between government and the BC Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU).

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B.C.’s steady approach to poverty reduction is working

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 09:45:00 -0800

Children and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux has released the following statement in response to First Call’s 2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card, on Nov. 24, 2016:

Special advisor delivers report on Indigenous child welfare

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:30:00 -0800

A final report from the Ministry of Children and Family Development’s special advisor provides 85 recommendations to overhaul British Columbia’s Indigenous child welfare system and improve outcomes for Indigenous children and youth by changing focus from intervention and separation to strengthening families.

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Celebrate B.C.’s next generation on Child and Youth Day

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 09:00:00 -0800

Children and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux released the following statement commemorating B.C.’s Child and Youth Day on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016:

Statement on new representative for children and youth in B.C.

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:50:00 -0800

Minister of Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux issued the following statement about the appointment of a new interim representative for children and youth (RCY) in British Columbia:

Knitters click their needles to save babies

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:15:00 -0800

This year’s CLICK for Babies Campaign, a program aimed at raising awareness about shaken baby syndrome through the distribution of tiny, knitted purple hats, has set a record of 13,000 caps – the  highest number ever donated by volunteer knitters around British Columbia.

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New online adoption application goes live

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:15:00 -0700

British Columbians looking to adopt children and youth from care can now begin their journey online through Adopt BC Kids, announced Minister for Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux in advance of Adoption Awareness Month (Nov. 1-30).

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