Previous Engagements 

The Representative for Children and Youth believes strongly in the benefits of collaboration in child-serving systems. She attends many meetings and speaking events with service providers, stakeholders, policy makers and children and youth. Some of the Representative’s meetings and speaking engagements since opening her Office April 1, 2007 include:

   Child and Youth Serving Organizations
   Advisors to the Representative 
   Aboriginal Leadership/Organizations
   Government Bodies
   Other Public Sector Organizations

Speaking Engagements

   Child and Youth Serving Organizations
   Aboriginal Leadership/Organizations
   Other Public Sector Organizations

Child and Youth Serving Organizations
  • Aboriginal Head Start Program
  • Adoptive Families Association of BC
  • Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies
  • Axis Family Resources Foster Parent Program (Prince George B.C.)
  • BC Federation of Aboriginal Foster Parents
  • BC Teachers Federation
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters - Victoria
  • Canadian Council of Provincial Child and Youth Advocates
  • Cape Horn Elementary School (Coquitlam B.C.) 
  • Canadian Red Cross
  • Children's Aid Society of Toronto
  • Community Living B.C.
  • Community Action Program for Children
  • Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks
  • Federation of Child & Family Services of BC
  • First Call Coalition
  • Kwumut Lelum Child and Family Services
  • Human Early Learning Partnership
  • Infant Mental Health and Family Law Initiative
  • International Institute on Child Rights and Development
  • Justice for Girls
  • McCreary Centre Society
  • Nisga'a Valley Child and Family Services
  • New Zealamd's Children's Commissioner
  • NIL/TU, O Child and Family Services Society
  • Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council USMA Family and Child Services
  • ORCA Children's Advocacy Centre Society)
  • Pacific Centre Family Services Association
  • Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children
  • Safe Online Outreach Society
  • Society for Children and Youth of BC
  • Success by 6
  • Vancouver Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society
  • Vancouver Island Action for Children
  • Victoria Family Court and Youth Justice Committee
  • West Coast Alternatives Society
  • Youth Advocacy Coalition
  • YWCA
  • 2010 Legacies Now/LEAP BC - Aboriginal Learners Engagement Project
Advisors to the Representative
  • Advisory Committee on Children and Youth with Special Needs
  • Multi-Disciplinary Team
Aboriginal Leadership/Organizations
  • Aboriginal Delegated Agencies Directors’ Forum
  • Aboriginal Social Workers Training Graduation Ceremonies
  • BC Assembly of First Nations
  • BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres
  • Caring for First Nations Children Society
  • Carrier Sekani Family Services
  • Chehalis First Nations
  • First Nations and Aboriginal Child and Family Services Agencies
  • First Nations Education Steering Committee
  • First Nations Leadership Council
  • First Nations Schools Association
  • First Nations Summit
  • Healthy Aboriginal Network 
  • Joint Aboriginal Management Committee
  • Kitselas First Nation
  • Kitsumkalum First Nation
  • Lheidli T’enneh First Nation
  • Lake Babine First Nation 
  • Métis Nation of BC
  • Nanaimo First Nations
  • National First Nations Child and Family Care Society Conference
  • Prince George Native Friendship Centre
  • Sto:lo Tribal Council
  • Squamish First Nations Council
  • Surrounded by Cedar Child and Family Services
  • The Native Youth Centre
  • Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs
  • Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre
  • Vancouver Coastal Aboriginal Planning Committee
  • Vancouver Island Aboriginal Transition Team

Government Bodies

  • BC’s Children’s Forum
  • BC Coroners Service
  • Elections B.C.
  • Government of Ontario Secretariat
  • Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Pacific Region 
  • Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation
  • Ministry of Attorney General
  • Ministry of Children and Family Development
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Health Services
  • Ministry of Living and Sport
  • Ministry of Housing and Social Development
  • Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
  • Office of the Auditor General of Canada
  • Office of the Ombudsperson
  • Office of the Premier of B.C.
  • Office of the Provincial Health Officer
  • Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee of B.C.
  • Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth
  • Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services
  • The City of Prince George
Other Public Sector Organizations
  • BC Association of Clinical Counselloer
  • BC Alliance on Mental Health & Addiction
  • BC Association of Social Workers
  • BC Business Council
  • BC Children’s Hospital
  • BC Centre for Ability
  • BC Child and Youth Mental Heath Network Committee
  • BC Crime Prevention Association
  • BC Council for Families
  • BC Centre for Excellence for Women’s Health
  • BC Government and Service Employees Union
  • BC Nurses' Union
  • BC Teacher’s Federation
  • BC Schizophrenia Society
  • Burnaby Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Canadian Union of Public Employees
  • Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice
  • Joint Vancouver and Surrey FASD Roundtable
  • National Centre for Child Death Review (USA)
  • Parent Support Services of BC
  • Pivot Legal Society
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • The Povert and Human Rights Centre
  • Vancouver Police Department
  • Victoria Police Department


  • Camsoun College
  • Simon Fraser University, Children’s Health Policy Centre
  • The University of Ottawa
  • The University of Toronto
  • The University of Victoria, Centre for Youth and Society
  • The University of Victoria, Office of Indigenous Affairs
  • The University of Victoria, School of Child and Youth Care
Speaking Engagements
Child and Youth Serving Organizations
  • BC Children Hosptial
  • BC Council for Families
  • BC Federation of Foster Parents
  • BC School Trustees Association
  • Burns Lake Child and Youth Mental Health Forum
  • Caring for First Nations Children Society
  • Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System (Hamilton, On)
  • Child Welfare League of Canada
  • Community Living British Columbia
  • Community Living Society
  • Canadian Society for the Investigation of Child Abuse
  • First Call Coalition
  • First Nations Directors Forum
  • Greater Victoria Child and Family Counselling Association (AGM)
  • McCreary Centre Society (AGM)
  • National Symposium on Child and Youth Mental Health
  • Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children (AGM)
  • Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children Learning Symposium
  • The Minerva Foundation
  • Vancouver Inner City Education Society – Inner City Schools Conference
  • YMCA-YWCA Young Women’s Leadership Development Conference
  • YWCA Annual Membership Meeting
Aboriginal Leadership/Organizations
  • BC Aboriginal Education Partners Meeting
  • BC Aboriginal Justice Forum
  • BC First Nations Chiefs Forum
  • Caring for First Nations Children Society (Partnership Meeting)
  • First Nations Education Steering Committee
  • Métis Nation of BC (AGM)
  • Provincial Conference on Aboriginal Education
  • Vancouver Island Aboriginal Transition Team
Other Public Sector Organizations
  • BC Association of Social Workers
  • BC Government and Service Employees Union
  • BC Institute for Safe Schools and Communities
  • BC School Counsellors Conference
  • BC School Superintendents Association (Fall Conference)
  • International Bar Association’s fall conference: “Indigenous Laws: Practice, Conflict & Harmonization”
  • Law Society of BC, Access to Justice Committee
  • Legal Services Society, Provincial Training
  • Conference for Legal Advocates
  • National Roundtable on the Development of a Canadian Model for Calculating the Economic Impact of FASD: Youth Justice Component
  • Oak Bay Restorative Justice (AGM)
  • Public Sector Lawyers Section of the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
  • Reforming the Family Relations Act: A Dialogue for Change
  • Union of B.C. Municipalities
  • Youth Justice Forum
  • Douglas College – Professional Development Day
  • The University of BC - BC Healthy Child Development Alliance Forum
  • The University of BC-Splane Lecture
  • The University of Northern BC – Guest Lecturer
  • The University of Victoria – President’s Distinguished Lecture Series
  • The University of Victoria
  • The University Women’s Club of Vancouver – Hycroft Lecture