STATEMENTS | SEPTEMBER 6, 2019

Representative’s statement on Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Ruling

Today’s Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) ruling represents a tangible recognition of the horrendous human rights violations that have been inflicted upon First Nations, Métis and Inuit children and families. This ruling, that orders compensation for First Nations children and some …


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STATEMENTS | JULY 3, 2019

RCY’s Mandate Expanded to Reach More Young Adults

The Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) can now advocate for more young adults who have aged out of government care following a regulatory change that expands the Office’s legal mandate.

Young adults up to their 24th birthdays who …


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STATEMENTS | JUNE 27, 2019

Representative’s statement on Auditor General’s report

The very thorough and comprehensive report entitled Oversight of Contracted Residential Services for Children and Youth in Care that was released last week by British Columbia’s Auditor General Carol Bellringer raises serious concerns – yet again – about a system …


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STATEMENTS | MARCH 15, 2019

Representative’s statement on Social Work Week

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, …


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STATEMENTS | NOVEMBER 20, 2018

Representative’s Statement on National Child Day

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 …


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