REPORTS | JANUARY 19, 2021REPORTS AND PUBLICATIONS | JANUARY 19, 2021REVIEWS AND INVESTIGATIONS | JANUARY 19, 2021

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 to better protect the interests of children and youth involuntarily detained under the Mental Health Act.  

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REPORTS AND PUBLICATIONS | JANUARY 14, 2021STATEMENTS | JANUARY 14, 2021

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 issuing of birth alerts, and we were pleased when the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) announced it was …


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REPORTS AND PUBLICATIONS | DECEMBER 8, 2020REVIEWS AND INVESTIGATIONS | DECEMBER 8, 2020

Illuminating Service Experience: A Descriptive Analysis of Injury and Death Reports for First Nations Children and Youth in B.C., 2015 to 2017

Representative for Children and Youth Jennifer Charlesworth today released a report examining critical injuries and deaths of First Nations children and youth, Illuminating Service Experience: A Descriptive Analysis of Injury and Death Reports for First Nations Children and Youth in …


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REPORTS | DECEMBER 3, 2020REPORTS | DECEMBER 3, 2020REPORTS AND PUBLICATIONS | DECEMBER 3, 2020

Left Out: Children and youth with special needs in the pandemic

The provincial government should immediately begin working with families and community organizations to address the urgent needs of children and youth with special needs who have been neglected during the pandemic and begin a system overhaul aimed at providing inclusive, …


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REPORTS | NOVEMBER 24, 2020REPORTS AND PUBLICATIONS | NOVEMBER 24, 2020

Annual Report 2019/20 and Service Plan 2020/21 to 2022/23

This report provides an overview of the work of the Office on behalf of the children and youth of B.C. over the past year and a plan outlining goals and objectives for the 2020/21 to 2022/23 fiscal years. Complete financial …


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STATEMENTS | NOVEMBER 20, 2020

Statement Recognizing National Child Day

National Child Day serves as an important reminder that we must continually and creatively work together to ensure that all children and youth have their rights appropriately met – especially during difficult times such as we are all in right …


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REPORTS AND PUBLICATIONS | OCTOBER 26, 2020STATEMENTS | OCTOBER 26, 2020

Statement in Recognition of Foster Family Month

October 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of Foster Family Month in B.C. This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, it is particularly important to recognize caregivers around the province as they maintain these important roles during these ever-shifting times.

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