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CID Reviews and Investigations
Feb 1, 2008

A summary of the roles and responsibilities of the Coroners Service, the Ministry of Children and Family Development, the Ombudsman, the Provincial Health Officer, the Public Guardian and Trustee and the Representative for Children and Youth in the review of critical injuries and deaths of children in British Columbia. This report describes how these public agencies collaborate to strengthen the system of supports for vulnerable children and youth.

Legislative Reports
Nov 26, 2007

The first in a series of reports covering the actual, on-the-ground implementation of the 62 recommendations of the April 2006 B.C. Children and Youth Review (the "Hughes Review").

Two further progress were produced in Dec. 2008 and Nov. 2010.

Legislative Reports
Nov 26, 2007

A plan reflecting the Office of the Representative for Children and Youth's goals and objectives for 2007/08 to 2009/10.

Editorials and Submissions
Oct 3, 2007

The Representative comments on the benefits of standardized testing for tracking outcomes and planning interventions for vulnerable students.

Jun 6, 2007

B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth is officially endorsing the Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth.

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond joins over 250 organizations and experts already supporting a campaign against physical punishment.

Editorials and Submissions
Jun 1, 2007

Shortly after becoming B.C.’s first Representative for Children and Youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond penned this article regarding children’s access to the justice system.

Monitoring Reports
May 29, 2007

A Joint Special Report prepared by the Representative for Children and Youth and the Provincial Health Officer.

Editorials and Submissions
May 7, 2007

The Representative reinforces the Senate committee’s message that children’s rights have not be made a priority in Canada.

Legislative Reports
Apr 7, 2006

In November 2005, the Honourable Ted Hughes was appointed to conduct an independent review of British Columbia’s child protection system. More than 70 individuals with special expertise and over 300 child welfare groups contribute to the review. Five months later, he submitted the B.C. Children and Youth Review to the provincial government. The review contained 62 recommendations for changes to the child welfare system, including the creation of an independent advocacy and oversight body – the Representative for Children and Youth.