April 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. The protocol, which was also signed by the Provincial Director of Child Welfare, will assist in ensuring that the Representative is able to exercise all functions of his mandate effectively and that these organizations achieve the best possible results for children and youth in B.C.

This protocol addresses all three of the Representative’s mandated program areas – Advocacy, Monitoring and Critical Injury and Death Reviews, and will be administered in a spirit of collaboration, communication and cooperation and with a firm commitment to problem-solving.