Monitoring Reports
Apr 28, 2014

The provincial government’s responsibility to "parent" the children in its care should not suddenly end when those children turn 19, says the Representative for Children and Youth in this special report. 

CID Reviews and Investigations
Feb 6, 2014

The tragic suicide death of a 14-year-old girl living in a rural British Columbia First Nations community reveals a child protection system that is not reaching the children who need it most, a Representative’s investigation finds. 

The report details how this girl’s glaring needs for child protection, mental health services and special needs support went largely unmet due mainly to a dysfunctional child welfare system in her region and lack of communication between various social workers and health professionals.

Jan 22, 2014

Coast Capital Savings today announced the launch of a fund that will help youth formerly in care of the province access post-secondary education at British Columbia institutions. Representative for Children and Youth Mary Ellen-Turpel Lafond attended the launch and comments. 

Monitoring Reports
Nov 6, 2013

A review of the results of Ministry of Children and Family Development’s spending on Aboriginal child welfare services over the past 12 years.

CID Reviews and Investigations
Sep 17, 2013

An investigative report into the life of a young Aboriginal girl who was subject to neglect and abuse after moving from the care of the B.C. government to the care of her maternal grandfather in Saskatchewan.

Monitoring Reports
Apr 9, 2013

The Representative's report on youth mental health services in B.C., with focus on 16 to 18 year olds.

Monitoring Reports
Mar 26, 2013

The Representative's audit on the plans of care for children and youth who are in the long-term care of the Province of British Columbia.

CID Reviews and Investigations
Feb 7, 2013

The Representative's investigation examines the entire life and the full spectrum of services that this young boy and his family received and whether they were appropriate and responsive to his needs.

Dec 7, 2012

 OTTAWA – The vice‐president of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child oday wraps up her four‐day visit to Canada which included stops in Ontario, New Brunswick and Québec.

The Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) invited Marta Maurás of Chile o visit Canada to observe first‐hand this country’s implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.