Parent Support Services Society of BC is pleased to learn that our 2016 recipient of the Bill McFarland Award, Ardith Walkem, Q.C Lawyer at Cedar and Sage Law Corporation in Chilliwack, is appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Parent Support Services Society gives the Bill McFarland Award to deserving recipients In Recognition for Excellence in the Advancement of Child Welfare.

Madam Justice Ardith (Walpetko We’dalks) Walkem, Q.C., is a member of the Nlaka’pamux Nation and has worked widely with Indigenous communities and agencies to support them in asserting their Aboriginal Title Rights and Treaty Rights. Her work has focused on the rights of children. She authored “Wrapping Our Ways Around Them: Indigenous Communities Child Welfare” to support Indigenous communities in implementing their own child welfare laws or to work within existing child welfare systems and to educate the legal community on how to work effectively with Indigenous peoples. The book is used extensively at PSS.

Congratulations Madam Justice!

The Board, Staff, Volunteers and Families of Parent Support Services Society of BC