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Meet Maya

Posted by mbcstaff

Hey everyone! 

My name is Maya, and I am super excited to be joining Mediate BC as the summer Administration Assistant for the Child Protection Mediation Program (CPMP). I have spent the past year on the Board of Directors and am stoked to get be a part of the production side of MBC.  

I grew up on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. I am currently in post-secondary, getting my BA in the field of law and justice, following an advocacy journey I have been on for the past two years. I have been promoting youth participation in our family justice system since I was 16, when I attended my first Access to Justice BC meeting. From there, I have been able to share my experience and thoughts on child rights at a variety of conferences, including those hosted by Continuing Legal Education, the Provincial Court of BC Judges Training Conference, and helped represent Greater Vancouver at UNICEF’s child-safe cities Summit.

I have had the privilege of being a member of the Youth Advisory Committee for the Society of Children and Youth of BC, the Youth Voices Leadership Group, the Children and Youth Resilience & Family Justice Organizing Group, and a youth co-researcher for the grassroots organization InWithForward. Apart from school and volunteering, I own too much tie-dye, I am a fur mom and have an outdoorsy family, which makes me outdoorsy by association.

I wholeheartedly believe in the work the Child Protection in Mediation Program is doing to champion and defend children in our foster care system and am grateful to be a part of supporting their protection process. I look forward to getting to know all of you better this summer! 

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