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Champions for Change

A Guide for Effective Advocacy for Youth and the Adults Who Support Them

By Representative for Children and Youth


This online document was written to support youth in their efforts to advocate for themselves. It outlines rights children may have, describes the nature of advocacy, and it discusses and provides examples of effective advocacy. The document also identifies different government agencies in British Columbia.

"Since 2007, British Columbia’s Representative for Children and Youth has supported our province’s young people and their families in dealing with the provincial child and youth welfare system. The Representative also provides oversight to this system and makes recommendations to improve it. The Representative is a non-partisan, independent officer of the Legislature, reporting directly to the Legislative Assembly and not a government ministry." [Website]

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Where to find this Online Article

1 copy is available at ACT's Family Resource Centre (not a lending library).

This online article is in English


Representative for Children and Youth
British Columbia, Canada

Classification # HA 300 R42 2011

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