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Monitoring Reports
Mar 26, 2013

The Representative's audit on the plans of care for children and youth who are in the long-term care of the Province of British Columbia.

Mar 8, 2013

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day centres on seeking a world in which women and children can live free from violence.

Just over a year ago I released a report Honouring Kaitlynne, Max and Cordon: Make Their Voices Heard Now. It is a tragic recounting of unaddressed disconnects between systems that urgently need to be working closely together in domestic violence situations – child protection, income assistance, mental health, police and judicial systems.

CID Reviews and Investigations
Feb 7, 2013

The Representative's investigation examines the entire life and the full spectrum of services that this young boy and his family received and whether they were appropriate and responsive to his needs.

Dec 7, 2012

 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.

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.

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.

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.