A submission from the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates to national leaders, titled Aboriginal Children – Canada Must do Better.
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The Representative argues for the importance of respecting children’s rights and shares the results of the Office’s province-wide child rights contest, in honour of the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The Representative comments on child poverty, referring to the recent RCY report Housing, Help and Hope.
The Representative speaks out against the cancellation of a program which allowed mothers in jail to care for and bond with their newborns.
The Representative comments on the benefits of standardized testing for tracking outcomes and planning interventions for vulnerable students.
Shortly after becoming B.C.’s first Representative for Children and Youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond penned this article regarding children’s access to the justice system.
The Representative reinforces the Senate committee’s message that children’s rights have not be made a priority in Canada.