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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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$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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