OTTAWA – The vice‐president of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child oday wraps up her four‐day visit to Canada which included stops in Ontario, New Brunswick and Québec.
The Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) invited Marta Maurás of Chile o visit Canada to observe first‐hand this country’s implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a lifelong disability affecting individuals and communities across B.C.
Life is challenging for those living with FASD and they often face a wide range of physical, mental, behavioural and learning challenges which are not always obvious to others. Formal diagnosis and treatment options are not widely available.
The Representative for Children and Youth issued this statement today following the Honourable Mary McNeil’s announcement:
Minister McNeil has made a significant contribution during her tenure as Minister of Children and Family Development. She has brought effective leadership and stability to this important portfolio. I am thankful for our respectful and productive working relationship, and the frank, open and frequent discussion on important and emerging issues.
Every year at this time a special day reminds us of our responsibility to the world’s youth. Nearly 13 years ago, the United Nations declared August 12 as International Youth Day to recognize the challenges that youth around the world face.
As B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth, I have a mandate to advocate for the young people of this province, and a commitment to let youth know they have a voice and that we are listening.
The Representative’s letter to all of B.C.’s members of Parliament and senators in support of Marc Garneau’s private member’s bill, An Act to establish the Office of the Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada.