Jeremy Belyea, Director
A proud member of the Lake Babine Nation, Jeremy comes from the Raven clan, and sits as a guest of the Fireweed clan in Wet’suwet’en and Gitxsan territory.
An ardent advocate for children’s rights, he has pursued his passion for supporting children and youth initially as a Clinician, then Clinical Director of Mental Health and Addictions services for several years. Realizing a need for larger systemic changes to support children and youth living outside of their family home/in government-foster care, he took a position as an Advocate with the BC Representative for Children & Youth. After nearly five years of advocating for hundreds of children and youth, an opportunity arose to support the work of BC’s Delegated Aboriginal Agencies at the Ministry for Children and Family Development. As the Director of Operations – Aboriginal Services Branch/Provincial Director of Child Welfare, he’s spent the last year supporting BC’s 24 Delegated Aboriginal Agencies as the strive to provide culturally relevant services and supports to First Nations, Inuit and Metis children, youth, and their families all across the province.