CID Reviews and Investigations
Jul 28, 2009

A struggling young family needed short-term housing assistance so their baby could be safe, but instead the child was taken into government care. An investigation into a First Nations baby’s critical injury finds that many of the systemic factors that played a major role in the infant’s removal from his parents still exist today.

Monitoring Reports
Feb 23, 2009

A major B.C. study released today shows that although children and youth in care are at higher risk of becoming involved with the youth justice system, early interventions targeted at risk factors can change the paths of these vulnerable adolescents. The study is a joint project of the Representative for Children and Youth, and the Provincial Health Officer.

Legislative Reports
Dec 11, 2008

The need for intensified government commitment to completing all of the Hughes recommendations is even more essential in challenging economic times, B.C.'s Representative for Children and Youth said today. Two other progress reports have been completed (Nov. 2007 and Nov. 2010).

Legislative Reports
Apr 7, 2006

In November 2005, the Honourable Ted Hughes was appointed to conduct an independent review of British Columbia’s child protection system. More than 70 individuals with special expertise and over 300 child welfare groups contribute to the review. Five months later, he submitted the B.C. Children and Youth Review to the provincial government. The review contained 62 recommendations for changes to the child welfare system, including the creation of an independent advocacy and oversight body – the Representative for Children and Youth.

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March 2, 2017

Ever wonder what to do if you have a friend who needs help? Check out this short video and feel free to contact our advocates at BC's Office of the Representative for Children and Youth. You can call us, email us or find us online! Whatever works for you. :)

BC's Representative for Children and Youth (RCYBC) is an independent office of the Legislature. That means that we are not the government! RCYBC supports youth in care, young people and their families, and any children and youth who are not in government care but still require assistance in dealing with the government.

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June 18, 2015

The Lansdowne Middle School Choir performed a Namibian folk song on June 18, 2015 at the release of the Growing Up in B.C. - 2015 report by the Representative and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall. 

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April 19, 2017

If you are under 24 and eligible for Community Living BC services, advocates at the Office of the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) can help.

Call us Monday to Friday: 1-800-476-3933.
Email: rcy@rcybc.ca 
Website: www.rcybc.ca

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May 18, 2017

When you call RCYBC, you will be connected with an advocate. Our advocates are here to help in dealing with your social worker, speaking up about your rights and your care and getting access to government services. We thought it would be fun to ask them some questions and introduce you to them. 

 

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April 22, 2016

The Representative for Children and Youth BC (RCYBC) is an independent organization. That means that we are not the government! RCYBC supports youth, young people and their families, and any children and youth who are not in government care but still require assistance in dealing with the government. 

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October 14, 2016

Here are some rights that you may not know you have! These rights are guaranteed to every person and are based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

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