Legislative Reports
Sep 21, 2017

This report provides an overview of the work of the Office on behalf of the vulnerable children and youth of B.C.over the past year and a plan outlining goals and objectives for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 fiscal years. Complete financial statements are also included.

Sep 1, 2017

Representative Bernard Richard responds to the government's announcement that it will expand the tuition waiver program for former children and youth in care to all 25 post-secondary institutions in B.C.

Jun 5, 2017

For the seventh consecutive year, British Columbia is marking Child and Youth in Care Week, a designation that honours the diversity and strengths of young people living in the care of the provincial government and acknowledges the challenges and obstacles that these children and youth face - and work to overcome - on a daily basis.

May 12, 2017

The Representative for Children and Youth is searching for a unique logo for this year’s Ignite Your Spirit Indigenous Youth Forum. The successful logo will be used on all items related to Ignite Your Spirit including promotional materials, reports and give-away items. 

Apr 12, 2017

Dr. Cindy Blackstock will be honoured for more than a quarter-century of dedicated work when she receives the 2017 Janusz Korczak Medal for Children’s Rights Advocacy this afternoon.

CID Updates
Apr 11, 2017

The purpose of the Representative for Children and Youth’s (RCY) reviews and investigations of child deaths and critical injuries is to identify and thoughtfully analyze issues, particularly in service delivery. The intent is to help prevent similar deaths or injuries in the future and to inform improvements to services.

Apr 10, 2017

Representative Bernard Richard and Minister of Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux today completed the signing of a comprehensive protocol agreement which has the purpose of ensuring a clear, mutual understanding of their organizations’ respective roles and mandates regarding communication and information sharing.

Monitoring Reports
Mar 30, 2017

Underfunding of Delegated Aboriginal Agencies (DAAs) may mean Indigenous children are being removed from their homes and placed in care simply because the funds are not there to provide support services to their families, finds a report released today by B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth.

Feb 16, 2017

Bernard Richard has been confirmed by the British Columbia Legislature as the province’s second Representative for Children and Youth.

Richard’s appointment was confirmed today in a unanimous vote of MLAs for a five-year term as Representative, pursuant to section 2 of the Representative for Children and Youth Act. Prior
to confirmation, he served as Acting Representative since Nov. 27, 2016.

CID Reviews and Investigations
Feb 6, 2017

Lacking any permanent connection to his family and culture and without the mental health supports that might have made a difference, an 18-year-old Métis youth in care took his own life in an act of desperation, says an investigative report issued today by British Columbia’s Acting Representative for Children and Youth.