STATEMENTS | SEPTEMBER 6, 2019

Representative’s statement on Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Ruling

Today’s Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) ruling represents a tangible recognition of the horrendous human rights violations that have been inflicted upon First Nations, Métis and Inuit children and families. This ruling, that orders compensation for First Nations children and some …


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MONITORING REPORTS | AUGUST 30, 2019

Adoption Update 2019

This is the fifth adoption and permanency options update RCY has released, following the Office’s 2014 in-depth review of the B.C. adoption system. At the time of the first report, the Representative committed to periodic follow-ups regarding the government’s progress …


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EDITORIALS AND SUBMISSIONS | JULY 4, 2019

Helen and Ted Hughes, Irwin Elman Named Korczak Honourees

VICTORIA – Three Canadians who have dedicated their lives to public service with a focus on children and youth were honoured recently by the Janusz Korczak Association of Canada during a ceremony at Government House.

Helen and Ted Hughes of …


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STATEMENTS | JULY 3, 2019

RCY’s Mandate Expanded to Reach More Young Adults

The Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) can now advocate for more young adults who have aged out of government care following a regulatory change that expands the Office’s legal mandate.

Young adults up to their 24th birthdays who …


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STATEMENTS | JUNE 27, 2019

Representative’s statement on Auditor General’s report

The very thorough and comprehensive report entitled Oversight of Contracted Residential Services for Children and Youth in Care that was released last week by British Columbia’s Auditor General Carol Bellringer raises serious concerns – yet again – about a system …


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