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Statements
Mar 29, 2019

Children’s rights in Canada were under siege in 2018. Young people who are marginalized, vulnerable and involved with government systems, saw their rights curtailed and voices silenced. It is imperative that Canadians join us to demand their governments act to advance and uphold the rights of children and youth. To not take action is to fail them.

Statements
Mar 15, 2019

It has been my distinct pleasure during the past few days to appear at a number of events in Kelowna and Kamloops to celebrate Social Work Week in British Columbia, honouring those who have dedicated their careers to helping children, youth and families.

Reports
Dec 11, 2018

RCY is pleased to share a report created by Melanie Doucet, a PhD candidate at the McGill School of Social Work. RCY is encouraged to see this type of important work being undertaken in collaboration with young adults in and from care.

CID Reviews and Investigations
Dec 10, 2018

The ordeal of one boy and his family shows that British Columbia’s system of services to support children with complex needs must be overhauled, says an investigative report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth.

Statements
Nov 20, 2018

On National Child Day, Canada celebrates the rights of all children and youth under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). At my Office, we too celebrate this groundbreaking treaty that was ratified by Canada in 1991.

CID Reviews and Investigations
Nov 15, 2018

The provincial government should develop a comprehensive system of substance use services capable of addressing the diverse needs of young people across British Columbia, says a report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth.

Legislative Reports
Sep 28, 2018

This report provides an overview of the work of the Office on behalf of the vulnerable children and youth of B.C. over the past year and a plan outlining goals and objectives for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 fiscal years. Complete financial statements are also included.

Reports
Aug 29, 2018

Vulnerable women and their newborn infants will benefit from a five-point action plan to support family connections and mother-child bonds, while keeping children safe.

The plan is part of a Joint Special Report by Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY), released Aug. 29, 2018.

 

Statements
Aug 28, 2018

The all-party Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth today unanimously appointed Dr. Jennifer Charlesworth as Acting Representative for Children and Youth. Dr. Charlesworth will commence her position on August 31, 2018.

CID Updates
Jun 18, 2018

The purpose of the Representative for Children and Youth’s (RCY) reviews and investigations of child deaths and critical injuries is to identify and thoughtfully analyze issues, particularly in service delivery. The intent is to help prevent similar deaths or injuries in the future and to inform improvements to services.

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