OTTAWA – The vice‐president of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child oday wraps up her four‐day visit to Canada which included stops in Ontario, New Brunswick and Québec.
The Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) invited Marta Maurás of Chile o visit Canada to observe first‐hand this country’s implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
In recognition of National Child Day, the Representative released a series of videos in support of the It Gets Better project. A launch event was held in Victoria to celebrate and spark a dialogue among the different attendees.
This report looks into the chaotic life and unexpected death of a four-month-old First Nations infant. It identifies troubling inadequacies in planning, case management and decision-making, and makes recommendations to address gaps in how government and delegated Aboriginal agencies work together, and in how courts assess potential caregivers.
The Representative's investigation examines the services and supports provided to a 15- year-old girl with Down syndrome, who was found in September 2010 alone with the body of her deceased mother. The report examines whether the services were appropriate and responsive to the child's situation.
This Special Report reviews the current MCFD policy regarding the reporting of critical injuries and deaths to the Representative. It makes a recommendation regarding needed improvements to the policy.