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Representative Celebrates National Child Day

November 20th is National Child Day. The date celebrates the occasion when Canada adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

As B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth, the work of my Office is based on …


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Service Plan 2011-12 to 2013-14

The plan reflecting the Office of the Representative for Children and Youth’s goals and objectives from 2011/12 to 2013/14.

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Representative’s Report # 10 – Reviews and investigations: June 1 – September 30, 2010

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Adoptive Families Give the Gift of New Lives

Over the years, I have had the privilege of meeting many adoptive parents and the young people to whom they have given second chances and new lives.

Through the advocacy work of my office, we are honored to see the …


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Growing Up In B.C.

This unique report takes a sweeping look at young lives across the province, using as wide a lens as possible to examine the state of British Columbia’s children and youth.

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Editorial Submission on giving children the best start to life

The Representative examines the key things that children need from their families, communities and government in order to have the best possible start in life.

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Representative Celebrates Foster Parents

In honour of Foster Family month, I offer my personal thanks to B.C’s foster parents, for their hard work and dedication to the young people they are helping.

There is a great proverb that says “one generation plants the trees, …


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2009/10 Annual Report

This report provides an overview of the Office’s work on behalf of the vulnerable children and youth of B.C. over the past year.

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Sexual Abuse Intervention Program

This report reviews the Sexual Abuse Intervention Program, which provides a range of treatments and support services to children and youth who have been sexually abused, and to children under the age of 12 with sexual behaviour disorders.

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Update: System of Services for Children and Youth with Special Needs

This is the third report issued by the RCY looking at the responsiveness and effectiveness of services to B.C.’s children and youth with special needs. (Previous reports: Nov. 2008 and Feb. 2008). [link to report pages]The report provides an …


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