We are very excited to be able to announce Ray Zahab as the keynote speaker for the Celebration Dinner we are staging at the Fredericton Convention Centre June 12th. Ray is a remarkable person and a perfect fit for an organization like ours that works with youth at risk, as his Foundation, i2P (Impossible to Possible) is all about inspiring young people. And he is quite the inspiration, having gone from a pack-a-day smoker/coach potato to endurance athlete. He has realized extraordinary accomplishments including walking across the Saraha and Gobi deserts, and setting the world speed record for walking to the South Pole, and with snowshoes, no skis.
Take a look at our Fall 2013 newsletter for updated information on what we've been up to, including info on the Sunrise Farm, our most recent Summer camps, and our upcoming 20 year anniversary.
We've also taken a moment to thank and recognize the hard work of one of the greatest advocates for less fortunate we've ever known.
Over the last year, members of the NBYICN have been hard at work designing a follow-up report to the Youth In Care Hearings that took place last fall. After much collaboration, we have finally completed our report and entitled it: A Long Road Home.
This report provides details on the consultation process that led to the hearings, as well as the content of the hearings themselves. We've also included a series of recommendations for government officials on changes that could be made to better the current care system.
Au cours de la dernière année, nos membres du RJPCNB ont travaillé très fort sur la rédaction d'un compte-rendu des Auditions des jeunes pris en charge qui ont eu lieu l'automne passé. Après une longue série de rencontres, nous avons finalisé un rapport intitulé : À la recherche d'un chez-moi.
Ce rapport vous offre de plus amples renseignements sur le processus de consultation qui à beaucoup influencé les auditions, ainsi qu'un aperçu des sujets que nous avons discuté lors de la journée même. Nous y avons aussi ajouté une série de recommandations pour le gouvernement sur comment on pourrait améliorer le système actuel.
Interested in knowing more about the NBYICN? Take a look at our Summer 2013 newsletter. You can also check out our program page.
Aimeriez-vous en savoir plus sur le RJPCNB? Jettez un coup d'oeil à notre bulletin d'été 2013. Vous pouvez aussi vous référer à notre site Web du programme.
FREDERICTON, NB – Partners for Youth Inc. would like to express our sincere condolences to the family of Andy Scott upon his death. Andy was a wonderful compassionate person, dedicated public servant and a proud New Brunswicker and Canadian. Andy was a member of our board of directors and will be truly missed and fondly remembered by everyone involved with our organization.
"Andy had great political success but more importantly he had life-long determination to do the right thing. His pursuit of justice in all areas and his sensitivity and genuine concern for the less fortunate in our world was significant. For this and so many other reasons he was respected and loved, he will be missed." said Partners for Youth Inc. founder and chairperson emeritus, Hon. Jim Ross.
CEO – John Sharpe