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IN Perspective – Autumn 2017

The Autumn 2017 IN Perspective is out and available to read here. This season’s newsletter features the following:

    • Executive Update
    • Message from the Representative for Children and Youth
    • Victoria Premiere of NFB  Film Birth of a Family
    • Gladue Report Training
    • Cultural Perspectives Training
    • Training Participant Profiles
    • BLOOMM Update
    • Fall Training Calendar

Autumn 2017 IN Perspective

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IN Perspective – Summer 2017

The Summer 2017 IN Perspective is out and available to read here. This season’s newsletter features the following articles:

    • Executive Update
    • Message from the Representative for Children and Youth
    • Training Participant Profiles
    • BLOOMM Update
    • Cultural Perspectives Training
    • Button Blanket Project
    • Training Update

Summer 2017 IN Perspective

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IN Perspective – Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 IN Perspective is out and available to read here. This season’s newsletter features the following articles:

    • Executive Update
    • Message from the Representative for Children and Youth
    • Training Participant Profiles
    • BLOOMM Update
    • Cultural Perspectives Training
    • Button Blanket Project
    • Training Update

Spring 2017 IN Perspective

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Message from the Acting Representative for Children and Youth

 

Bernard RichardHello everyone, and thank you for this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Bernard Richard and I am B.C.’s new Acting Representative for Children and Youth – “acting” until the Legislature meets in February and holds a vote on my appointment. I am truly honoured to be here and am looking forward to building upon the important work of my predecessor, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond.

First, a bit about me. I have a background in law and social work and am from the small fishing village of Cap Pelé in New Brunswick. I also have a background in government. I served as a member of New Brunswick’s Legislative Assembly from 1991 to 2003, and have held several cabinet portfolios. Most directly related to this position, I was appointed New Brunswick’s first Child and Youth Advocate in 2006 and I am passionate about working in support of child and youth rights.

A key issue for me – and one upon which I plan to focus my attention – is reducing the high number of Indigenous children and youth in care in British Columbia. The numbers are highly troubling, and I believe it is vitally important that children retain strong connections to their extended families, cultures and natural environments. I’m also deeply concerned about child and youth mental health, the rights of children and youth and advocacy for those rights, and will be making these priority areas as well.

Finally, I am eager to get out and meet as many of you as I can over the coming months. It’s important to me to meet those in B.C. who are working towards the same goals. I know that you share my passion for supporting B.C.’s children and youth, and I am looking forward to connecting with you.

In the meantime, remember, our advocates are here for children, youth and their families.  Call us at 1-800-476-3933 or email us at rcy@rcybc.ca  And don’t forget, if you are receiving or eligible to receive CLBC services, we can advocate for you until your 24th birthday.

‘Til next time,

Bernard Richard

Acting Representative for Children and Youth, British Columbia

IN Perspective – Winter 2016

The Winter 2016 IN Perspective is out and available to read here. This season’s newsletter features the following articles:

    • Executive Update
    • Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
    • Cultural Perspectives Training
    • BLOOMM Update
    • Working In A Non-Profit
    • Button Blanket Project
    • New Staff
    • Training Update

Winter 2016 IN Perspective

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