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Representative’s Statement on the Province’s Amendments to the Mental Health Act

The amendments to the Mental Health Act will enable people who are involuntarily admitted to access support from an independent …
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Beyond Compliance: Ensuring quality in care planning

Beyond Compliance focuses on examining care plans and care planning undertaken by the Ministry of Children and Family Development for …
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At a Crossroads: The roadmap from fiscal discrimination to equity in Indigenous child welfare

British Columbia’s Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) is calling upon the provincial government to end discriminatory funding practices and …
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Statements on the Effects of Residential Schools

The Representative for Children and Youth and RCY’s Knowledge Keeper have released statements about the ongoing and persistent harm and …
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I need braces and I have asked my social worker and have not received an answer yet. It’s been six months. Can you help me get the braces I need?

One of our advocates can help you by requesting that the social worker answer your question as soon as possible …
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I live in a group home. Can you help get me a transfer?

If you are unhappy where you’ve been placed, the Rep’s office can help you think of ways to solve a …
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I live in a group home and I am turning 19 soon. Am I able to stay here, or do I have to move?

When you turn 19, you are no longer considered a child in care and you cannot typically live in a …
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I have been in the same foster home for three years, and now I have to move, but I don’t want to. What should I do?

It might be possible for you to stay with your foster family, but each young person’s situation is different. The …
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