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Skye’s Legacy: A focus on belonging

The life and death of Skye, a bright, young First Nations girl who “bubbled with energy” as a child, illustrates just how critical it is for children in government care to feel connected to family, culture and community, says an …


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Child Participation in Family Law and Child Welfare Court Proceedings

In advance of the Representative’s report on child participation in family law and child welfare court proceedings, to be released later this year, the FREDA Centre at Simon Fraser University has composed this literature review on the topic. The Representative …


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Detained: Rights of children and youth under the Mental Health Act

In a new report released today, B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth Jennifer Charlesworth says the provincial government must act to better protect the interests of children and youth involuntarily detained under the Mental Health Act.  

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Illuminating Service Experience: A Descriptive Analysis of Injury and Death Reports for First Nations Children and Youth in B.C., 2015 to 2017

Representative for Children and Youth Jennifer Charlesworth today released a report examining critical injuries and deaths of First Nations children and youth, Illuminating Service Experience: A Descriptive Analysis of Injury and Death Reports for First Nations Children and Youth in …


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Representative highlights gaps in services for youth who self-injure

Youth who engage in non-suicidal self-injuries (NSSI) need specialized and nuanced supports to address their complex needs and trauma. Despite the efforts of families, caregivers and professionals, too often these young people’s needs are not being met.

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Métis child and youth injuries and deaths focus of new collaborative report

Invisible Children: A Descriptive Analysis of Injury and Death Reports for Métis Children and Youth in British Columbia, 2015 to 2017 uses a new collaborative approach to research and examines critical injuries and deaths of Métis children and youth.

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Caught in the Middle

Investigative report on circumstances leading up to overdose death of teenager who came into contact with Alberta and B.C. child-serving systems. 

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CCCYA – A National Paper on Youth Suicide

The Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) published A National Paper on Youth Suicide that calls on governments at the national, provincial and territorial levels to take concrete action to prevent youth suicide in Canada.

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Alone and Afraid: Lessons learned from the ordeal of a child with special needs and his family

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.

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Time to Listen: Youth Voices on Substance Use

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.

The need for harm …


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