Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Former foster child tells social workers what he needed

  Posted on: March 16, 2017

(L to R) Tony Nelson with Michael Crawford, Rebecca Sanford, Jeanette Robertson, & Jennifer Murphy

On March 10, at an event co-sponsored by TRU’s School of Social Work and Human Service and the Thompson Nicola Branch of the British Columbia Association of Social Workers, a former foster child shared his story of strength and resilience. Tony Nelson, Representative for Children and Youth in BC (RCYBC) Indigenous Investigations Liaison Officer, delivered the powerful talk; he spoke briefly about the RCYBC office and shared his personal story of being in care from age three, and what he needed, and didn’t receive, as a youth in care. Tony is Coast Salish from the Esquimalt Nation, and is currently working on a post-graduate certificate in Conflict Resolution at the Justice Institute of BC.


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