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Representative’s Statement on Social Work Week

For the past two years, we have celebrated Social Work Week under the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a profound effect on the lives of social workers both professionally and personally. Social workers have been working tirelessly to support children, …


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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.

Click here to read news release.


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Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates Reflect on 30 Years of Children’s Rights in Canada

To mark the 30th anniversary of the ratification of the UNCRC, the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates calls upon the Canadian government to repeal section 43 of the Criminal Code, which legally permits corporal punishment of …


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Representative’s Statement on the Ministry of Children and Family Development’s Children and Youth with Support Needs Plan

As B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth, I have long been calling for a fundamental shift in the CYSN system. Like many others, I have questions and concerns about the framework as announced on Oct. 27. However, I also see …


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Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates’ Statement on National Child Day

On National Child Day, CCCYA urges Canadians to call on government to safeguard the rights of children and youth. The need to protect children and youth from physical violence in what are most often private settings, as permitted by section …


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Representative’s Statement on National Child Day

National Child Day acknowledges the rights of all children across the country and celebrates the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) by the UN on Nov. 20, 1989. As a rights-based Office, the …


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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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