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Ottawa LGBT foster parent honoured for teaching inclusiveness

Christine teaches a course to other foster parents on how to be

more inclusive toward LGBT youth

By Kimberley Molina, CBC News Posted: Nov 06, 2017 6:00 AM ET Last Updated: Nov 06, 2017 6:00 AM ET

Christine became a foster parent 14 years ago. In those years, she's cared for more than 50 children and youth, many who are part of the LGBT community.

Christine became a foster parent 14 years ago. In those years, she’s cared for more than 50 children and youth, many who are part of the LGBT community. (Kimberley Molina/CBC)

A longtime Ottawa foster parent and tireless advocate for LGBT youth who has trained other foster parents on how to be more inclusive is one of the recipients of this year’s Community Safety Awards.

The awards, given out by Crime Prevention Ottawa, recognize people, organizations and programs who have helped prevent crime or made their communities safer.

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