Representative for Children and Youth Bernard Richard today kicked off an 18-month #Rep4Rights outreach tour that will reach into communities across B.C. to educate children and youth about their fundamental rights. The focus of the tour will be on Indigenous children and youth, who are greatly over-represented in the provincial child welfare system.
“We have heard repeatedly from youth and young adults that they didn’t know they had protected rights and that they wish they’d known at a much younger age,” Richard said. “Their experiences became the catalyst for this #Rep4Rights tour. We’re aiming to reach as many children and youth as possible, with a focus on Indigenous children and youth in care.”