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Reflecting Back, Propelling Forward: A Report on the Child & Youth Family Justice Conference

Access to Justice BC co-hosted the Child & Youth Family Justice Conference on September 23, 2023, along with the Representative for Children & Youth, Youth Voices (Family Justice Innovation Lab) and the Society for Children and Youth BC. More than …


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Representative for Children and Youth says much more needs to be done to ensure young people in care do not continue to go missing

In acknowledgement of International Missing Children’s Day, May 25th, B.C.’s Representative for Children and youth is calling on “the diverse systems of care” to do more to prevent and better support young people who are lost, fleeing and missing from …


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Representative congratulates Mary Teegee on receiving the Janusz Korczak Medal for Children’s Rights Advocacy

Victoria – A fierce warrior for children, youth and their families was honoured last week by the Janusz Korczak Association of Canada and the Representative for Children and Youth of B.C. during a ceremony at Government House.

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Recent data highlights worrisome trends for B.C. children and youth

VICTORIA – Increasing poverty rates, deepening vulnerabilities of children heading into kindergarten and an inability to access affordable childcare are preventing B.C. young people from thriving, says the province’s Representative for Children and Youth.

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Representative for Children and Youth disappointed by lack of significant new funding for children and youth in B.C. Budget

B.C.’s provincial budget is not going far enough in addressing the urgent needs of children and youth in the province, says B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth.

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Missed Opportunities: A review of the use of youth justice resources

A new report examining the youth justice system released by the Representative today reveals a gross under-utilization of scarce resources by the Ministry of Children and Family Development. While the number of youth committing crimes and being sentenced to custody …


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Canadian Council for Children and Youth Statement on National Child Day

The Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) is a national
organization, which RCY is a member, made up of representatives from Canadian provinces and
territories who work collectively to promote and protect the rights of children
and youth.…


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Still Left Out: Children and youth with disabilities in B.C.

The Representative for Children and Youth has released a follow-up report to Left Out, calling on the provincial government to immediately provide much-needed supports for the children and youth with disabilities and their families across British Columbia who are …


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Representative’s statement congratulating Dr. Cindy Blackstock’s 2023 World’s Children’s Prize

As B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth, I want to formally acknowledge and celebrate the fact that longtime advocate and “children’s warrior” Dr. Cindy Blackstock has this week received a prestigious and very well-deserved global honour recognizing her years of …


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Front cover of Annual Report 2022-23 and Service Plan 2023-24 to 2025-26
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Annual Report 2022/23 and Service Plan 2023/24 to 2025/26

The Representative has released the Annual Report 2022/23 and Service Plan 2023/24 to 2025/26. This report includes details on the activities of the Office in 2022/23 and planned projects and initiatives through to 2025/26.


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