STATEMENTS | NOVEMBER 20, 2019

Representative’s Statement on World Children’s Day

Thirty years ago today, the United Nations ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and it has been 28 years since the treaty was ratified by Canada. The UNCRC includes 54 articles that spell out the rights …


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STATEMENTS | OCTOBER 29, 2019

Representative’s statement on FASD forum

A unique forum on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) that saw children, youth, caregivers and key decision-makers come together recently in Victoria has highlighted the need for impactful and positive change to the system of supports for a population of young …


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STATEMENTS | OCTOBER 4, 2019

Representative’s statement on federal appeal of CHRT ruling

I wish to express my extreme disappointment at today’s action by the federal government to fight a recent Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) ruling that ordered compensation for First Nations children and families affected by Canada’s discriminatory on-reserve child welfare …


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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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