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Representative’s statement on Expert Panel on Basic Income recommendations

The recent report issued by the British Columbia Expert Panel on Basic Income contains several recommendations regarding youth from care ...
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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 ...
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Detained: Rights of children and youth under the Mental Health Act

In a new report released today, B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth Jennifer Charlesworth says the provincial government must act ...
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Representative’s statement on birth alerts

The Representative for Children and Youth’s Office has on multiple occasions in the past spoken out against the practice of ...
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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?

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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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