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Recent data highlights worrisome trends for B.C. children and youth

VICTORIA – Increasing poverty rates, deepening vulnerabilities of children heading into kindergarten and an inability to access affordable childcare are preventing B.C. young people from thriving, says the province’s Representative for Children and Youth.

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Representative for Children and Youth disappointed by lack of significant new funding for children and youth in B.C. Budget

B.C.’s provincial budget is not going far enough in addressing the urgent needs of children and youth in the province, says B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth.

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Missed Opportunities: A review of the use of youth justice resources

A new report examining the youth justice system released by the Representative today reveals a gross under-utilization of scarce resources by the Ministry of Children and Family Development. While the number of youth committing crimes and being sentenced to custody …


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Still Left Out: Children and youth with disabilities in B.C.

The Representative for Children and Youth has released a follow-up report to Left Out, calling on the provincial government to immediately provide much-needed supports for the children and youth with disabilities and their families across British Columbia who are …


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Front cover of Annual Report 2022-23 and Service Plan 2023-24 to 2025-26
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Annual Report 2022/23 and Service Plan 2023/24 to 2025/26

The Representative has released the Annual Report 2022/23 and Service Plan 2023/24 to 2025/26. This report includes details on the activities of the Office in 2022/23 and planned projects and initiatives through to 2025/26.


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The Right to Thrive: An Urgent Call to Recognize, Respect and Nurture Two Spirit, Trans, Non-Binary and other Gender Diverse Children and Youth

Representative Jennifer Charlesworth is calling on the provincial government to play a proactive role in protecting Two Spirit and gender diverse young people – ensuring that they are free from discrimination and stigma, are safe and cared for, and have …


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Missing: Why are children disappearing from B.C.’s child welfare system?

Stories of children and youth who are lost or missing from the child welfare system continue to emerge as an area of concern across Canada, in some cases resulting in tragic and preventable injuries and deaths. Missing presents findings by …


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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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