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Apr 4, 2011

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child establishes the right of children and youth to be protected from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury, abuse, neglect, or exploitation. As the Representative for Children and Youth, the convention is the basis of my work towards helping children and youth live in safer communities and families, free from harm and injury.

Editorials and Submissions
Mar 1, 2011

A submission from the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) to the Select Standing Committee on Justice and Human rights, for their consideration regarding Bill C-10 which contains proposed amendments to the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Editorials and Submissions
Feb 8, 2011

The Representative responds to comments regarding the report Fragile Lives, Fragmented Systems.

CID Reviews and Investigations
Jan 27, 2011

This report is an aggregated, in-depth look at the lives and deaths of 21 B.C. infants collectively studied to identify and analyze trends. The report contains seven recommendations.

CID Reviews and Investigations
Dec 6, 2010

This Special Report reviews the current MCFD policy regarding the reporting of critical injuries and deaths to the Representative. It makes a recommendation regarding needed improvements to the policy.

Editorials and Submissions
Dec 1, 2010

The Representative’s Submission to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, in respect to Bill C-4 (An Act to Amend the Youth Justice Act).

Legislative Reports
Nov 29, 2010

The third and final report assessing the 62 recommendations of the April 2006 B.C. Children and Youth Review (the "Hughes Review"). Previous progress reports were released in Nov. 2007 and Dec. 2008.

Nov 20, 2010

November 20th is National Child Day. The date celebrates the occasion when Canada adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).