Today, as we mark National Child Day and the beginning of Child Rights Education Week (Nov. 20-26), we encourage federal, provincial and municipal governments, and all Canadians, to remember the fundamental rights of children and youth. To recognize this important day at our Office, I am stepping aside from my job and letting youth leader and former youth in care Cheyenne Andy become Representative for the day. Cheyenne will be meeting with my team members, learning about the Office, and letting us know – from the perspective of a youth who has lived experience – her thoughts on how to ensure child rights are upheld in B.C. For Cheyenne and for all staff at our Office, ensuring that the rights of all children and youth are upheld is one of our key priorities.
NOVEMBER 20, 2017