Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:00:00 -0800Growing 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.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:15:00 -0800Students, 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.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:00:00 -0800Front-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).
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 09:45:00 -0800Children 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:
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0800Meet Raven, who at 19 years of age ‘aged out’ of ministry care, having been in more than 20 foster homes since the age of four.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:30:00 -0800A 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.
Sun, 20 Nov 2016 09:00:00 -0800Children and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux released the following statement commemorating B.C.’s Child and Youth Day on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016:
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:50:00 -0800Minister 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:
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:15:00 -0800This 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.
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:15:00 -0700British 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).