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ALIVE Board 2013-2014

ALIVE is pleased to introduce the Board for 2013-2014

ALIVE Board of Directors 2013-2014

 

President: Ernie Crey

 

Vice President: Penny Kerrigan

 

Treasurer: Marilyn McKee

 

Secretary: Clayton Brown

 

Board Members:

Lorelei Hawkins

Carol Martin

Bill Lightbown

 Grace Tait

Rob Morgan

Melanie Lecoy

Devon Webster

Zee Baker

Youth Representatives:

Cassandra Simeon

Kurtis McKee

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GEN 7 Fundraiser @ Pidgin Restaurant

On November 5th, 2013, ALIVE, with the much-appreciated support of Pidgin restaurant, hosted a fundraiser to support the growth of our innovative Gen7 youth role model program.  Currently in its second round, we have expanded the program to include three more community centres and three additional youth for a total of 8 Gen 7 Messengers in 8 CCs. The turnout was excellent!

 

In attendance were local residents, city councillors, representatives from Motivate Canada/ Gen7, CUPE, the First Nations Employment Society (FNES), the Inner City Safety Society, and many more! We would like to thank everyone for their help in growing  GEN7.

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Speaking up for BC’s Aboriginal Youth

A recent report from BC’s Representative for Children and Youth Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond has exposed spectacular misspending and inaction by the BC government and the Ministry of Children and Families around the issue of improving services for Aboriginal youth in care. The report, When Talk Trumped Service: A Decade of Lost Opportunity for Aboriginal Children and Youth in BC, was presented to the BC Legislature on November 6th, 2013 and is available to read here (summary reports available from the Tyee and The Globe and Mail).

ALIVE has been pleased to be a part of the conversation surrounding the findings and recommendations of the report, and believes in the necessity of a new, integrated service model to improve the lives of Aboriginal children in care. Read about it in The Tyee, The Vancouver Sun, watch the report and the follow-up report on Global News, or listen to the conversation on CKNW (interview starts at 18 minute mark).

 

 

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Vancouver Caravan to New Brunswick

ALIVE represented at Elsipogtog


Former ALIVE president and youth representative Ambrose Williams has been sharing regular updates on his journey as part of the Vancouver caravan to New Brunswick to support the people of Elsipogtog. The caravan is still fundraising for their journey back to BC. Ambrose’s update on his activities and a link to donate is available at this link.