New program to help students get moving

Our government is launching the Active School Travel Pilot Program at 11 schools across the province in an effort to increase the number of students using active transportation to get to school. This will allow more kids to get outside, …

Support for youth in care extended another year

Youth and young adults in our care deserve to feel supported and safe, especially as we navigate the pandemic. We are extending emergency measures until March 31, 2022 – another year – so that young adults who would otherwise have …

January 2021 update

Dear Community Members, Happy new year. While 2020 was difficult for all of us in B.C., we have reasons to be optimistic about the coming year. So far, over 40,000 people in the province have received a dose of the …

July 30, 2020 News summary

Dear Community Member, The pandemic has been a challenging time for parents and kids in B.C. While adjusting to new routines, figuring out online learning, and missing out on some summer activities, our kids have been remarkably resilient. But as …

BC Government Police Act Reform

Statement from Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General: “Everyone deserves to be treated fairly in our province and we acknowledge that for many Black, Indigenous and other people of colour, that hasn’t always been the case. “Ensuring …

Summer camping in BC Parks

The 2020 summer camping season has arrived, giving people in B.C. more opportunities to get outside and connect with nature as most provincial campgrounds and recreation sites open June 1, along with more parks for day-use activities. To ensure British …

Updates: COVID-19 May 15, 2020

Dear VPG Community Members, As we begin a slow and careful recovery from COVID-19, B.C.’s Restart Plan will move into Phase 2 next week. We know a lot of people will have questions, including business owners who want to reopen …

Stay Kind, Stay Safe-speak out against anti-asian racism

For Immediate Release 2020TAC0021-000885 May 15, 2020 Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture STATEMENT Minister’s statement on hate crimes Translations available VICTORIA – Anne Kang, Minister of Citizens’ Services and responsible for Multiculturalism, has issued the following statement in response …