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CID Reviews and Investigations
Nov 15, 2012

The Representative’s aggregate review which examines the life circumstances of 15 youth who died as a result of suicide and 74 youth who engaged in self-injury behaviours.

Legislative Reports
Sep 26, 2012

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.

Statements
Sep 9, 2012

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.

Statements
Aug 20, 2012

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.

Statements
Aug 18, 2012

I look forward to careful consideration and analysis of the important issues raised by this complaint.

Statements
Aug 12, 2012

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.

Editorials and Submissions
Aug 1, 2012

The Representative for Children and Youth presented this paper at the International Summer Course on the Rights of the Child in Moncton.

Editorials and Submissions
Jul 31, 2012

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.

Statements
Jul 19, 2012

In 2008, the Government of British Columbia began the process of developing a new child welfare information system. Called Integrated Case Management (ICM), the system was to be user-friendly, provide for improved information flow and use of evidence for decision making.

The April 2008 Capital Project Plan for ICM states that the new system will “enable ministry staff to spend more time working directly with clients and less time on data entry, locating paper files and other administrative tasks.”

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