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April 16, 2018

In this very personal video, Dawn Thomas-Wightman, RCY's Deputy Representative on secondment, talks about adoption of children with special needs and her own family's experience.

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May 18, 2017

When you call RCYBC, you will be connected with an advocate. Our advocates are here to help in dealing with your social worker, speaking up about your rights and your care and getting access to government services. We thought it would be fun to ask them some questions and introduce you to them. 


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May 10, 2018

The Rep's Rights Tour 2018...kicking off May 15th in Victoria #Rep4Rights

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April 22, 2016

The Representative for Children and Youth BC (RCYBC) is an independent organization. That means that we are not the government! RCYBC supports youth, young people and their families, and any children and youth who are not in government care but still require assistance in dealing with the government. 

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October 14, 2016

Here are some rights that you may not know you have! These rights are guaranteed to every person and are based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

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July 6, 2018

Ignite Your Spirit 2 was a youth-led forum hosted by B.C.'s Representative for Children and Youth at Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island in August 2017 for Indigenous youth in care. The term "Ignite Your Spirit" is a reference to setting alight the passion within each person in order to advocate for change. The goal of the forum was to capture the realities experienced by Indigenous children and youth in B.C.'s child welfare system.