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Recent data highlights worrisome trends for B.C. children and youth

VICTORIA – Increasing poverty rates, deepening vulnerabilities of children heading into kindergarten and an inability to access affordable childcare are preventing B.C. young people from thriving, says the province’s Representative for Children and Youth.

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Representative for Children and Youth disappointed by lack of significant new funding for children and youth in B.C. Budget

B.C.’s provincial budget is not going far enough in addressing the urgent needs of children and youth in the province, says B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth.

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Representative to investigate circumstances leading to horrific abuse and death of a child

Representative for Children and Youth Jennifer Charlesworth announced today that her Office (RCY) will conduct a full investigation into the circumstances that led to the horrific abuse inflicted on two First Nations children in care in Lake Errock and ultimately …


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Representative makes submission as part of statutory review of RCY Act

Representative for Children and Youth Jennifer Charlesworth has made a number of recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth as part of her initial submission to the Committee’s statutory review of the Representative for Children and Youth


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Glenys Webster selected RCY’s Executive Director of Reviews and Investigations

Glenys Webster will join the Office of the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) as the organization’s new Executive Director of Reviews and Investigations, effective Jan. 17.

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UBC Psychologist, UBC Early Education grad student honoured with Korczak awards

A devoted child rights advocate who insists on the inclusion of children’s voices in research and on all matters that affect them is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Janusz Korczak medal for Children’s Rights Advocacy. Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl has …


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