Do you know a child or youth that should be nominated for a
BC Child and Youth in Care Week Award? –
We know you do!
DEADLINE: NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 4:00PM APRIL 20, 2018.
It is that time of year again to celebrate BC Child and Youth in Care Week (BCCYICW) being held from Monday, June 4 – Sunday, June 10, 2018. Now in its eighth year, BCCYICW commemorate and recognize the resiliency, diversity, talents and accomplishments of young people in and from government care and their ambitious life paths.
Awards will be given out this year in age groups of 6-12, 13-18 and 19- 24 years of age.
There will be one recipient in each category for each age group. Please select one category per nomination unless you are nominating a Super Star!Nomination Categories:
1) Demonstration of achievement in educational or athletic pursuits
* a child, youth or young adult who has excelled in their educational goals or in the pursuit of athletic activities.2) Demonstration of courage and leadership
* a child, youth or young adult who shows a willingness to try new things, take healthy risks and/ or demonstrates leadership in home, school or community life.
3) Demonstration of cultural connectedness
* a child, youth or young adult who is connected to their cultural community through language learning, dance, artistic pursuits, volunteering or ceremonies.
4) Demonstration of achievement in artistic pursuits
* a child, youth or young adult who is connected to the arts community through participation in creating art, performance, writing, dance, drama or spoken word.
5) Peer champion award
* a child, youth or young adult who actively provides peer leadership, role models healthy behaviors, and or is seen as a powerful self advocate or advocate for the rights of children, youth or young adults. *NOTE: Peer Champions must be nominated by a peer (however, we invite adult allies to support peers to nominate one another and complete the application form).
6) Super Star Award
* one award provided in each age group for a child, youth or young adult who excels in 2 or more of the five categories.
7) Powerful Parent
* a young adult who is excelling in their role as a parent
8) Super Sibling
* a young adult caring for their sibling
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Who Can Nominate a Young Person?
A: Award candidates may be nominated by MCFD staff, Delegated Aboriginal Agency staff, community partners and groups, foster parents, peers and individuals.Q: When will nominator be advised who has been selected?
A: Nominators will be advised during the week of May 9.Q: Can nominators submit multiple nominations?
Q: Are peer nominations accepted? If so, can an adult help to complete the form?
A: Yes! We absolutely encourage peers to nominate each other.
Q: Are nominators required to inform the youth they are submitting their name?
A: Yes, please inform the child, youth or young adult who you are nominating. This is a great opportunity to build your relationship with the nominee and to recognize their awesomeness!
Q: What is the prize?
A: All nominees will receive a certificate to acknowledge their amazing contribution. Up to 6 young people in each age group will receive an award and gift.
Q: Who chooses the winners?
A: Winners will be chosen by a committee of youth and adults (internal and external to MCFD).
Q: How many awards are being given in total?
A: There will be at least 15 awards given. There may be three additional Super Star awards if nominations for that category are received.
If you require additional information about the awards please contact AJ.MacLeod@gov.bc.ca
BCCYCW is a joint partnership between the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks, Adoptive Families Association, the Indigenous Perspectives Society, the Public Guardian and Trustee of BC and the Federation of BC Community Social Services of BC.