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Premier Horgan expands tuition waiver for former youth in care

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:56:00 -0700

Young people leaving foster care now will have access to free tuition at all 25 of British Columbia’s public post-secondary institutions, Premier John Horgan announced today.


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Kamloops MCFD staff provide help and comfort to evacuated families

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:00:00 -0700

“I am exhausted and I don’t want my kids to see me cry,” the single dad with two young children was holding back the tears when he was approached by child protection worker Nicole Auger in the Kamloops evacuation centre, asking how she could help.


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Partnership expands before- and after-school programs in British Columbia

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 09:45:00 -0700

An innovative partnership between the Province, the BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) and the Directorate of Agencies for School Health (DASH BC) means previously announced government funding for 1,000 before- and after-school arts and recreation spaces will go further thanks to those organizations’ existing partnerships and corporate sponsors.


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More than $2 million to keep young adults from care connected

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0700

Making sure young adults leaving government care have the tools to be successful is the focus of a series of innovative provincial partnerships with TELUS, IBM, the Adoptive Families Association of BC and the Public Guardian and Trustee.


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Minister’s statement on representative’s report

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:25:00 -0700

Minister of Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux released the following statement in response to the Representative for Children and Youth’s (RCY) latest report, Delegated Aboriginal Agencies: How Resourcing Affects Service Delivery.



Domestic violence supports boosted in rural and remote communities

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:00:00 -0700

As part of the Provincial Domestic Violence Plan, the Province is investing more than $1.5 million to continue to expand and strengthen supports for those affected by domestic violence in B.C.


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Social Work Week honours those who serve B.C.’s most vulnerable

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 08:35:00 -0700

Minister of Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux has issued the following statement in recognition of Social Work Week in British Columbia, March 12-18, 2017:


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Social worker wins award for working with sexually exploited youth

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 08:30:00 -0700

MCFD social worker Karen Zilke tries to convince a homeless 17-year-old on a Vancouver sidewalk to join her for breakfast at a nearby restaurant.


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Adoptions Act changes will help clarify policy, connect families

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 11:18:00 -0800

Proposed amendments to the Adoptions Act under Bill 2 confirm and clarify established adoption policy in B.C. to connect children and youth to forever homes.



Province supports new child-care spaces, ECEs

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:30:00 -0800

Continued investments under the B.C. Early Years Strategy, along with the addition of $20 million in Budget 2017, are enabling the Province to fund more than 5,000 new child-care and after-school program spaces, as well as early childhood educator (ECE) bursaries in 2017-18.


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