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Monitoring Reports
Nov 18, 2014

A follow-up to the Representative's report Finding Forever Families: A Review of the Provincial Adoption Systemthis update provides key statistics for this fiscal year-to-date and the two previous fiscal years. 

Monitoring Reports
Oct 9, 2014

The provincial government must step up its commitment to helping British Columbia’s most vulnerable children and youth by following through on recommendations, Representative Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond said today as she released her Office’s latest report Not Fully Invested: A Follow-up Report on the Representative’s Past Recommendations to Help Vulnerable Children in B.C.

Legislative Reports
Sep 26, 2014

This report provides an overview of the Office's work on behalf of the vulnerable children and youth of B.C. over the past year and a plan reflecting future goals and objectives.

Editorials and Submissions
Aug 28, 2014

Our purpose in writing is twofold: we urge you to discuss at the upcoming meeting of the Council of the Federation the national tragedy reflected in the disproportionate number of Aboriginal children taken into government care across Canada; and, we encourage you to attend to this crucial issue by developing specific national solutions. 

CID Reviews and Investigations
Jun 24, 2014

The provincial government must take decisive steps to address the serious risk that parental addiction poses for many British Columbia children, Representative for Children and Youth Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond said today upon the release of her latest investigative report.

Monitoring Reports
Jun 19, 2014

Representative for Children and Youth Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond and Minister of Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux today announced a joint commitment to dramatically increase adoption rates for children in the Province’s care. 

Jun 1, 2014

Once a year, British Columbia dedicates a week to recognize the unique situations, strengths and struggles of the more than 8,000 children and youth in the care of the provincial government. It is an important time to remember and reflect on the needs and rights of these young people – and for me to speak directly to those of you for whom government care is, has been or may be a part of your childhood: 

May 28, 2014

MONTREAL – British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond was granted an Honourary Doctor of Laws degree today at McGill University’s Spring Convocation ceremony.

Monitoring Reports
Apr 28, 2014

The provincial government’s responsibility to "parent" the children in its care should not suddenly end when those children turn 19, says the Representative for Children and Youth in this special report.