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$140 million to improve access, target key mental-health initiatives

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0800

A new mental-health digital hub that will make it easier for thousands of British Columbians to find the services and supports closest to them is among various targeted initiatives totalling $140 million over three years under Budget 2017 to support those with mental-health and substance-use challenges.

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Government accepts latest representative for children and youth recommendations and moves to do more

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 11:15:00 -0800

Government has accepted all of the recommendations in the representative for children and youth’s (RCY) latest report and has committed to additional actions to further strengthen the contracted residential care system and improve planning for all children and youth in government care.

BC Public Service accepts Moose Hide challenge

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0800

The B.C. government is counting down to Moose Hide Campaign Day on February 16, 2017 by encouraging men throughout the BC Public Service and members of the Legislative Assembly to participate in the B.C.-born campaign to stop violence against women and girls.

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New Aboriginal family court program aims to keep families together

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:15:00 -0800

Vulnerable indigenous families worried about losing their children will now have a stronger voice in court through the Aboriginal Family Healing Court Conference pilot program that includes band Elders in proceedings as a source of support and guidance.

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80+ parents sign up for new adoption portal in its first month

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0800

B.C.’s new adoption website, Adopt BC Kids, has attracted 84 prospective adoptive families just six weeks after going live, helping to provide more loving homes for B.C.’s waiting children.

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More former youth in care get expanded supports than ever before

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:15:00 -0800

More than 70 B.C. young people who were in government care have applied for extended supports since the expansion of the Agreements with Young Adults (AYA) program mid-October.

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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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