As Word Spreads Episode 6: Our expectations for the new head of MCFD

As of yesterday, British Columbia has a new government and with that a new Minister of Children and Family Development.

It’s not the person our hosts and many others thought would receive this tough appointment, but the expectations waiting for her remain the same.

This episode we also give a roundup of news from the youth in and from care community, and host Shae shares one of her many disturbing stories from care.

Terms, people and projects mentioned in this episode
Melanie Mark (
Georgia Straight: Who is going to be in John Horgan’s B.C. NDP cabinet? (…s-bc-ndp-cabinet)
The Province: NDP MLAs hope for seat at cabinet table (…the-cabinet-table)
City of Vancouver: Subsidized passes (…tness-passes-.aspx)
Joseph Fearon, Preszler Law (
Office of the Representative for Children and Youth RepLine 1-800-476-3933 (
Vancouver Sun: She was known as the girl in the tent (…he-real-santanna)
BC Child and Youth in Care Week (
Support the 700: Candidates’ pledge (
The Tyee: Kamloops’ Youth Homelessness Count Sets Stage for Action (…Homelessness-Count/)
Strive YWCA (…t-programs/strive)
We Are Everywhere (
Adopt BC Kids (…/adoption-process)
Collective Impact (
Views expressed in this podcast belong to individuals themselves, and do not necessarily represent positions held by First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition or its member organizations.
Thank you to the staff at the VPL Inspiration Lab, and hosts of this episode of As Word Spreads: Brooklynn and Shae.
This episode features:
Basic Implosion Kevin MacLeod (
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