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NEWS RELEASES, NEWS RELEASES, RECENT NEWS  | JUNE 30, 2022 array(3) { [0]=> object(WP_Term)#11864 (10) { ["term_id"]=> int(96) ["name"]=> string(13) "News Releases" ["slug"]=> string(13) "news-releases" ["term_group"]=> int(0) ["term_taxonomy_id"]=> int(96) ["taxonomy"]=> string(8) "category" ["description"]=> string(0) "" ["parent"]=> int(30) ["count"]=> int(4) ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [1]=> object(WP_Term)#11862 (10) { ["term_id"]=> int(98) ["name"]=> string(13) "News releases" ["slug"]=> string(18) "news-releases-hfaq" ["term_group"]=> int(0) ["term_taxonomy_id"]=> int(98) ["taxonomy"]=> string(8) "category" ["description"]=> string(0) "" ["parent"]=> int(60) ["count"]=> int(3) ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [2]=> object(WP_Term)#11914 (10) { ["term_id"]=> int(60) ["name"]=> string(11) "Recent News" ["slug"]=> string(4) "hfaq" ["term_group"]=> int(0) ["term_taxonomy_id"]=> int(60) ["taxonomy"]=> string(8) "category" ["description"]=> string(0) "" ["parent"]=> int(0) ["count"]=> int(22) ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } }

Representative makes submission as part of statutory review of RCY Act

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


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Representative’s Statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day is a time to hold up and celebrate the culture, resistance and vision of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and Urban Indigenous peoples. It is also a time to lean into the grief and pain of historical …


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Statement from Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates on UNCRC’s Concluding Observations for Canada

On June 9, 2022, the UNCRC released its Concluding Observations for Canada as its final step in this reporting cycle. Concluding Observations acknowledge progress achieved, identify areas of concern, and make recommendations to State parties for the full implementation of …


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Representative’s Statement on Youth in Care Week

As the province’s Representative for Children and Youth, I have the privilege of meeting with and learning from many young people in and from care whose stories, insights, ideas and aspirations inform our priorities and actions at RCY. The strength, …


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Representative’s Statement on the Province’s Amendments to the Mental Health Act

The amendments to the Mental Health Act will enable people who are involuntarily admitted to access support from an independent rights advisor. This is a substantial step toward fulfilling a key recommendation from Detained: Rights of children and youth under


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Beyond Compliance: Ensuring quality in care planning

Beyond Compliance focuses on examining care plans and care planning undertaken by the Ministry of Children and Family Development for children and youth in care. The report brings together leading practices in care planning identified through a jurisdictional scan process …


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At a Crossroads: The roadmap from fiscal discrimination to equity in Indigenous child welfare

British Columbia’s Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) is calling upon the provincial government to end discriminatory funding practices and adopt Canadian Human Rights Tribunal principles for Indigenous child welfare funding in B.C. in a report released today.

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Statements on the Effects of Residential Schools

The Representative for Children and Youth and RCY’s Knowledge Keeper have released statements about the ongoing and persistent harm and trauma caused by residential schools across B.C. and Canada.


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Representative’s Statement on the Improvements to Transition Supports for Youth Aging Out of Care

The improvements announced this week will help provide some continuity of relationships and supports past the age of 19 for young people who are in care – to reflect some of the supports that are in place for their contemporaries …


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Representative’s Statement on Social Work Week

For the past two years, we have celebrated Social Work Week under the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a profound effect on the lives of social workers both professionally and personally. Social workers have been working tirelessly to support children, …


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