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Dec 3, 2013

In British Columbia, an estimated 50,000 children and youth have special needs and require services and supports to thrive alongside their peers. Dec. 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, is an opportunity to reflect on whether they are safe and secure at school and in our communities, and if we must do more in our province to see their rights upheld.

Nov 20, 2013

National Child Day, a date that commemorates Canada’s adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), is more than just a day of recognition — it’s a reminder of the role we all have to play in protecting the rights of children.

Monitoring Reports
Nov 6, 2013

A review of the results of Ministry of Children and Family Development’s spending on Aboriginal child welfare services over the past 12 years.

Oct 9, 2013

October is Community Living Month, the perfect time to honour the contributions of children and youth with developmental disabilities and recognize the many people who are making a difference in their lives, helping them build brighter futures.

Legislative Reports
Sep 19, 2013

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.

CID Reviews and Investigations
Sep 17, 2013

An investigative report into the life of a young Aboriginal girl who was subject to neglect and abuse after moving from the care of the B.C. government to the care of her maternal grandfather in Saskatchewan.

Editorials and Submissions
Jul 4, 2013

The Representative’s letter to the federal Minister for Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism regarding the importance of the Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) and other programs for immigrant and refugee youth.

Jun 4, 2013

For three years now, British Columbia has dedicated one week to reflect on the strengths and needs of each of the more than 8,000 children and youth in the care of our provincial government. To each one of those boys and girls and youth in care, I want to take this opportunity to say:

Monitoring Reports
Apr 9, 2013

The Representative's report on youth mental health services in B.C., with focus on 16 to 18 year olds.