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Advocating for Change: Five Years in Review

Advocating for Change takes a closer look at how well recommendations made by the Representative are implemented by government. Over the past five years, the Representative has monitored 63 recommendations, in eight reports, to improve the effectiveness and responsiveness of …


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Toward Inclusion: The need to improve access to mental health services for children and youth with neurodevelopmental conditions

A new research report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) in conjunction with the Children’s Health Policy Centre (CHPC) at Simon Fraser University provides robust evidence that mental health challenges are much higher for children with …


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Key Components of Effective Service Delivery for Children and Youth with Support Needs and their Families

A Research Review and Analysis – by Pat Mirenda, Ph.D. – submitted to the Office of the Representative for Children and Youth

What are the key components of effective, family-centred service delivery systems for children and youth with support needs …


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Representative’s statement on services for children and youth with support needs

Over the last 13 months, we have been carefully watching the Ministry of Children and Family Development’s (MCFD’s) effort to re-design the way it provides services to children and youth with special (support) needs and their families. This proposed change …


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Final Submission on Statutory Review of the Representative for Children and Youth Act

Representative for Children and Youth Dr. Jennifer Charlesworth has made a number of recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth as part of her final submission to the Committee’s statutory review of the Representative for Children and


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Canadian Council for Children and Youth Statement on National Child Day

November 20 is National Child Day, a celebration of the global pledge made to children’s rights. The CCCYA, of which RCY is a member, continuously strives to hold Canada accountable for its legally binding commitment to implementing and protecting the …


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Representative’s Statement on the Provincial Indigenous Self-Government in Child and Family Services Amendment Act

Today, the British Columbia government announced proposed key amendments to legislation (Bill 38) that will act as an important step towards reducing barriers for Indigenous Nations and communities to assert jurisdiction over their own child welfare.

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Annual Report 2021/22 and Service Plan 2022/23 to 2024/25

The Representative for Children and Youth has released the Annual Report 2021/22 and Service Plan 2022/23 to 2024/25.

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A Parent’s Responsibility: Government’s obligation to improve the mental health outcomes of children in care

A new report released today by the Children’s Health Policy Centre at Simon Fraser University and commissioned by the Representative for Children and Youth shows that young people in government care in comparable jurisdictions to British Columbia have dramatically higher …


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Hands, not Hurdles: Helping Children with FASD and their Families

Hands, not Hurdles: Helping Children with FASD and their Families is a condensed and easily digestible version of a more in-depth report on FASD released by the Office of the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) in 2021. In addition …


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