News Topics: Children and Youth in Care


BC Government Engagement on Accessibility through Legislation

The B.C. Government is developing new laws, standards, and policies to better support people with disabilities to live with dignity and to meaningfully participate in their communities. Accessibility legislation would guide government, persons with disabilities and the broader community to work together to identify, remove and prevent barriers. There are many ways MORE


Participate in Parent Support Services of BC Focus Group

The Parent Support Services of BC (PSS) is currently undergoing a research project that they hope will directly inform social policy and practice changes and legal reform for kinship caregivers. PSS is hosting focus groups for folks aged 19+ who were raised by their grandparents or relative. They are also hosting focus groups for grandparents raising MORE

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Representative for Children and Youth Statement on Federal Appeal of CHRT Ruling

BC’s Representative for Children and Youth, Jennifer Charlesworth, has issued a statement expressing her extreme disappointment with the federal government’s decision to appeal the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling that ordered compensation for First Nations children and families affected by Canada’s discriminatory on-reserve child welfare system. Read the full statement here.


West Coast LEAF’s New ‘Pathways in a Forest’ Report

This week, West Coast Leaf released Pathways in a Forest: Indigenous guidance on prevention-based child welfare. The report highlights efforts by Indigenous families, communities, and Nations to revitalize Indigenous approaches to child welfare, develop comprehensive community-based supports, and fight for self-determination. It centres the voices of 64 caregivers who share their MORE

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Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Announcement

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal recently issued an important compensation ruling for First Nations children and families. The Tribunal found that Canada willfully and recklessly discriminated against First Nations children. In this ruling, they ordered Canada to pay the maximum amount allowable under the Canadian Human Rights Act to compensate First Nations children, MORE


Canada Post Awards for Indigenous Students

The Canada Post Awards for Indigenous Students celebrate the hard work and determination of Indigenous peoples who have embraced a renewed pursuit of learning. Applications for the $2,000 awards are open to all First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples who have been out of school for at least one year, who have since decided to return MORE


FBCYICN Youth Retreat Registration Open

The Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks are now accepting registrations for their upcoming retreat on October 25-29, 2019 at Zajac Ranch. Their retreats bring together youth in and from care from all across the province to learn life skills, have fun, build lasting friendships, direct the work of the organization, MORE