The Representative’s submission to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, which highlights the inter-generational impact of residential schools on today’s children and discusses the importance of using concepts of children’s human rights as a useful framework for reconciliation and preventing harm to current and future generations of Aboriginal children.
This report reviews a serious child abuse prosecution stayed by the provincial court due to unreasonable delay and breaches of the accused's Charter rights, because funding approval was not received to transcribe witness statements.
I would like to extend my gratitude to the workers in the child-serving system marking Social Work Week March 5-11. I encourage everyone to reflect on the work of social workers and their dedication and commitment to the safety and well-being of the children and youth in British Columbia.
A submission from the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA), titled Aboriginal Children – Canada Must Do Better: Today and Tomorrow, for review in by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in a 2012 session.