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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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STATEMENTS | JUNE 12, 2018

Statement on residential agencies

As an advocate for British Columbia’s most vulnerable youth, I am compelled to publicly express my grave concerns about the operations of some residential agencies contracted by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) that continue to leave many …


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