Each Lieutenant Governor has the opportunity to develop unique programs and initiatives that highlight his or her interests and background. The programs are often provincial in scope and bring awareness to issues affecting British Columbians. The Lieutenant Governor's programs are administered and supported by the staff of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor and the Government House Foundation.
The Honourable Judith Guichon comes from a background of land stewardship, music and community activism. Her Honour's priority programs will focus on stewards of the future, leadership, music and the arts, and literacy. Each program is based on respect, positive relationships and the responsibility every person has for the future. Through partnerships, education, outreach and the creation of specific awards, Her Honour will endeavour to bring attention and focus to these areas.
Stewards of the Future
Her Honour will promote the concept of a holistic approach to our endeavours based on respect for the land, positive relationships among its people, and the responsibility we share for the success of future generations. Each citizen is a steward of the future and through healthy land, healthy people and healthy communities, we can ensure the best quality of life for future generations in British Columbia.
Strong leaders help build strong communities. Her Honour will work to instill a sense of duty in all British Columbians to become leaders and mentor our youth. The leadership program will shine a spotlight on existing leadership programs that teach, connect and inspire leaders, and will support a deeper leadership discussion within the province.
Music and the Arts
British Columbia is rich in musical and artistic talent. Her Honour will help to promote and profile music and the arts across the province and help establish a local, national and international sense that British Columbia is a centre of artistic excellence.
Her Honour will continue to build on the literacy program the previous Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Steven Point, developed with Rotary. Through the Write to Read Project, Rotary clubs throughout British Columbia partner with remote communities and help build community libraries and other much needed amenities. With the support of the Government House Foundation, Her Honour will visit these communities and officially open their libraries.