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STATEMENTS | OCTOBER 29, 2019

Representative’s statement on FASD forum

A unique forum on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) that saw children, youth, caregivers and key decision-makers come together recently in Victoria has highlighted the need for impactful and positive change to the system of supports for a population of young …


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STATEMENTS | OCTOBER 4, 2019

Representative’s statement on federal appeal of CHRT ruling

I wish to express my extreme disappointment at today’s action by the federal government to fight a recent Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) ruling that ordered compensation for First Nations children and families affected by Canada’s discriminatory on-reserve child welfare …


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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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