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Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth

 

 

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Welcome

​​The Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth works to foster greater awareness and understanding among legislators and the public of the BC child and youth-serving system. The Committee also provides a public forum for discussion of reports by the Representative for Children and Youth.

In addition, the Committee is statutorily required by the Representative for Children and Youth Act to undertake a review of this Act at least once every five years. The Committee extends its thanks to the organizations and individuals who made submissions who shared their views on the Act.

The Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth is one of nine permanent all-party committees of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Further information on the role, functions and work of the Committee, is included in its Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference

​On October 23, 2017, the Legislative Assembly agreed that the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth be appointed to foster greater awareness and understanding among legislators and the public of the BC child welfare system, including the specific needs of indigenous children, youth, families and communities, and in particular to:

  1. Receive and review the annual service plan from the Representative for Children and Youth (the "Representative") that includes a statement of goals and identifies specific objectives and performance measures that will be required to exercise the powers and perform the functions and duties of the Representative during the fiscal year;
  2. Be the committee to which the Representative reports, at least annually;
  3. Refer to the Representative for investigation the critical injury or death of a child;
  4. Receive and consider all reports and plans transmitted by the Representative to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia; and,
  5. Pursuant to section 30 (1) of the Representative for Children and Youth Act, S.B.C. 2006, c. 29 complete the comprehensive review of the Act or portions of the Act by February 28, 2018 to determine whether the functions of the representative described in section 6 are still required to ensure that the needs of children and young adults as defined in that section are met.

In addition to the powers previously conferred upon Select Standing Committees of the House, the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth be empowered:

  1. to appoint of their number one or more subcommittees and to refer to such subcommittees any of the matters referred to the committee and to delegate to the subcommittee all or any of its powers except the power to report directly to the House;
  2. to sit during a period in which the House is adjourned, during the recess after prorogation until the next following Session and during any sitting of the House;
  3. to conduct consultations by any means the committee considers appropriate;
  4. to adjourn from place to place as may be convenient; and
  5. to retain personnel as required to assist the committee;

and shall report to the House as soon as possible, or following any adjournment, or at the next following Session, as the case may be; to deposit the original of its reports with the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly during a period of adjournment and upon resumption of the sittings of the House, the Chair shall present all reports to the Legislative Assembly.

Contact Information

​Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth
c/o Parliamentary Committees Office
Room 224, Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC  V8V 1X4
Canada

Phone: 250-356-2933 (collect) or 1-877-428-8337 (toll-free)
Fax: 250-356-8172
Email: childrenandyouthcommittee@leg.bc.ca

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Committee Documents

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Statutory Review of the Representative for Children and Youth Act SubmissionsStatutory Review of the Representative for Children and Youth Act Submissions<p>​The Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth invited submissions in relationto its statutory review of the <em> <a href="http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_06029_01" target="_blank">Representative for Children and Youth Act</a></em>. The Committee issued an open call for submissions on December 16, 2016, with a closing date of February 10, 2017. The Committee will release a report on its review of the Act by February 28, 2018.</p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:100%;"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/Submissions/CY-BCAssociationofSocialWorkers-2017StatutoryReview.pdf" target="_blank">​BC Association of Social Workers</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/Submissions/CY-BCCivilLibertiesAssociation-2017StatutoryReview.pdf" target="_blank">​BC Civil Liberties Association</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/Submissions/CY-BCGEU-2017StatutoryReview.pdf" target="_blank">​BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU)</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/Submissions/CY-CarrierSekaniFamilyServices-2017StatutoryReview.pdf" target="_blank">Carrier Sekani Family Services</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/Submissions/CY-ChildrensHealthFoundationVancouverIsland-2017Statutory%20Review.pdf" target="_blank">Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/Submissions/CY-CoronersService-2017StatutoryReview.pdf" target="_blank">BC Coroners Service, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Province of British Columbia</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/Submissions/CY-FederationOfCommunitySocialServices_2017StatutoryReview.pdf" target="_blank">F​ederation of Community Social Services of BC</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/Submissions/CY-FirstCall-2017StatutoryReview.pdf" target="_blank">​First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/Submissions/CY-MacLean-Rosalind_2017StatutoryReview.pdf" target="_blank">MacLean, Rosalind</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/Submissions/CY-MofJustice_2017StatutoryReview.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Justice and Attorney General, Province of British Columbia</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableFooterRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/Submissions/CY-Morin-Lloyd_2017StatutoryReview.pdf" target="_blank">Morin, Lloyd</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/Submissions/CY-Muskee-Jennifer_2017StatutoryReview.pdf" target="_blank">Muskee, Jennifer</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/Submissions/CY-RepChildrenYouth-2017StatutoryReview.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Representative for Children and Youth</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/Submissions/CY-PublicGuardianandTrustee-2017StatutoryReview.pdf" target="_blank">Public Guardian and Trustee of British Columbia</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/Submissions/CY-UNICEF-2017StatutoryReview.pdf" target="_blank">UNICEF Canada</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/Submissions/CY-VancouverFoundation_2017StatutoryReview.pdf" target="_blank">Vancouver Foundation</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/Submissions/CY-VictoriaFamilyCourtAndYouthJusticeCttee_2017StatReview.pdf" target="_blank">Victoria Family Court and Youth Justice Committee</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/Submissions/CY-WestCoastLEAF_2017StatutoryReview.pdf" target="_blank">West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund</a></td></tr></tbody></table>

Meeting Documents

 

 

Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20180130-ChildrenYouth-0900Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth<p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/MeetingDocuments/2018-01-30_RCYReport_MissingPieces-JoshuasStory_Oct2017.pdf">​​​​Office of the Representative for Children and Youth report, <em>Missing Pieces: Joshua’s Story</em> (October 2017)</a></p>1/30/2018 5:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth
Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20180126-ChildrenYouth-0900Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/MeetingDocuments/2018-01-26_RCYReport_BCAdoptionAndPermanencyOptionsUpdate_Dec2017.pdf"> </a><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/MeetingDocuments/2018-01-26_RCYReport_BCAdoptionAndPermanencyOptionsUpdate_Dec2017.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Representative for Children and Youth report, <em>B.C. Adoption and Permanency Options Update</em> (December 2017)</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/MeetingDocuments/2018-01-26_RCY-Report_LastResort_OneFamilysTragicStruggle_Oct2016.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Representative for Children and Youth report,<em> Last Resort: One family’s tragic struggle to find help for their son </em>(October 2016)</a> </p> 1/26/2018 5:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth
Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20171207-ChildrenYouth-1000Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/MeetingDocuments/2017-12-07_RCY_AnnualReport2016-17andServicePlan2017-18to2018-19.pdf"> </a> <p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/MeetingDocuments/2017-12-07_RCY_AnnualReport2016-17andServicePlan2017-18to2018-19.pdf" target="_blank">​​​Office of the Representative for Children and Youth <em>Annual Report 2016/17 and Service Plan 2017/18 to 2018/19 </em></a></p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/MeetingDocuments/2017-12-07_RCY-StatutoryReviewSubmission.pdf"> </a> <p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/MeetingDocuments/2017-12-07_RCY-StatutoryReviewSubmission.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Representative for Children and Youth submission, Review of the <em>Representative for Children and Youth Act</em></a></p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/MeetingDocuments/2017-12-07_RCY_CorrespondenceToDeputyAttorneyGeneral_2015-12-02.pdf"> </a> <p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/MeetingDocuments/2017-12-07_RCY_CorrespondenceToDeputyAttorneyGeneral_2015-12-02.pdf" target="_blank">Correspondence from the Representative for Children and Youth to Deputy Attorney General, <em>Proposed Amendment to Representative for Children and Youth Regulation</em>, December 2, 2015</a></p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/MeetingDocuments/2017-12-07_RCY_CorrespondenceToSCadieux_2015-12-03.pdf"> </a> <p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/MeetingDocuments/2017-12-07_RCY_CorrespondenceToSCadieux_2015-12-03.pdf" target="_blank">Correspondence from the Representative for Children and Youth to Minister of Children and Family Development, December 3, 2015</a></p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/MeetingDocuments/2017-12-07_RCY_CorrespondenceToSSCCY_2015-12-15.pdf"> </a> <p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/MeetingDocuments/2017-12-07_RCY_CorrespondenceToSSCCY_2015-12-15.pdf" target="_blank">Correspondence from the Representative for Children and Youth to Chair and Deputy Chair, Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth, December 14, 2015</a> </p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/MeetingDocuments/2017-12-07_RCY_CorrespondenceToMinisterCadieux_2015-12-22.pdf"> </a> <p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/MeetingDocuments/2017-12-07_RCY_CorrespondenceToMinisterCadieux_2015-12-22.pdf" target="_blank">Correspondence from the Representative for Children and Youth to Minister of Children and Family Development, December 22, 2015</a></p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/MeetingDocuments/2017-12-07_Plecas_CorrespondenceToMinisterCadieux_2015-12-18.pdf"> </a><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/MeetingDocuments/2017-12-07_Plecas_CorrespondenceToMinisterCadieux_2015-12-18.pdf" target="_blank">Correspondence from Child Protection Practice and Policy Review, Bob Plecas, to Hon. Stephanie Cadieux, December 18, 2015</a> </p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/MeetingDocuments/2017-12-07_MCFD-Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Children and Family Development <em>Child Welfare Presentation to the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth</em></a></p> 12/7/2017 6:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth
Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20171128-ChildrenYouth-1400Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth<p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/2nd-session/ChildrenandYouth/MeetingDocuments/2017-11-28_RCYReport_RoomForImprovement_Oct2017.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Representative for Children and Youth report, <em>Room for Improvement: Toward Better Education Outcomes for Children in Care</em> (October 2017)</a></p>11/28/2017 10:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth

Follow Up Process

Upcoming Meetings

 

 

Past Meetings

 

 

https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20180130-ChildrenYouth-0900C 130 Classroom, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St<ol><li>Consideration of Office of the Representative for Children and Youth Report Missing Pieces: Joshua’s Story</li><li>Statutory review deliberations (in-camera)</li><li>Any other business</li></ol>1/30/2018 5:00:00 PM1/31/2018 12:00:00 AMVancouver020180130am-ChildrenYouth-Vancouver-n5Select Standing Committee on Children and Youthhttp://videoarchive.leg.bc.ca/Harmony/en/PowerBrowser/PowerBrowserV2/0/-1/4947?viewmode=3&mediastarttime=20180130091250/documents-data/indexes/view#cmt&41st-parliament&2nd-session&cay&ChildrenYouth-20180130-n5-Index/content/HansardCommittee/41st2nd/cay/20180130am-ChildrenYouth-Vancouver-n5.pdfFinal512018-01-31T01:35:00.0000000Z
https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20180126-ChildrenYouth-0900420 Strategy Room, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 W. Hastings Street <ol><li>Consideration of Office of the Representative for Children and Youth Report B.C. Adoption and Permanency Options Update</li><li>Consideration of Office of the Representative for Children and Youth Report Last Resort: One family’s tragic struggle to find help for their son </li><li>Statutory review deliberations (in-camera)</li><li>Any other business</li></ol>1/26/2018 5:00:00 PM1/26/2018 11:00:00 PMVancouver020180126am-ChildrenYouth-Vancouver-n4Select Standing Committee on Children and Youthhttp://videoarchive.leg.bc.ca/Harmony/en/PowerBrowser/PowerBrowserV2/0/-1/4946?viewmode=3&mediastarttime=20180126090440/documents-data/indexes/view#cmt&41st-parliament&2nd-session&cay&ChildrenYouth-20180126-n4-Index/content/HansardCommittee/41st2nd/cay/20180126am-ChildrenYouth-Vancouver-n4.pdfFinal412018-01-29T19:55:00.0000000Z
https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20171207-ChildrenYouth-1000Room 1300-1500, Segal Graduate School of Business, 500 Granville St<ol><li>Office of the Representative for Children and Youth: Introduction and Overview</li><li>Consideration of Office of the Representative for Children and Youth Annual Report 2016/17 and Service Plan 2017/18 to 2018/19</li><li>Statutory Review of the Representative for Children and Youth Act: submission and presentation from the Office of the Representative for Children and Youth</li><li>Update on Statutory Review Submissions and Process to date</li><li>Ministry of Children and Family Development: Introduction and Overview</li><li>Any other business</li></ol>12/7/2017 6:00:00 PM12/8/2017 12:00:00 AMVancouver020171207am-ChildrenYouth-Vancouver-n3Select Standing Committee on Children and Youthhttp://videoarchive.leg.bc.ca/Harmony/en/PowerBrowser/PowerBrowserV2/0/-1/4925?viewmode=3&mediastarttime=20171207102330/content/HansardCommittee/41st2nd/cay/20171207am-ChildrenYouth-Vancouver-n3.pdfFinal312017-12-12T19:05:00.0000000Z
https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20171128-ChildrenYouth-1400Birch Committee Room (Room 339), Parliament Buildings<ol><li>Consideration of Office of the Representative for Children and Youth Report, Room for Improvement: Toward Better Education Outcomes for Children in Care (October, 2017) </li><li>Any other business  <br></li></ol>11/28/2017 10:00:00 PM11/28/2017 11:30:00 PMVictoria020171128pm-ChildrenYouth-Victoria-n2Select Standing Committee on Children and Youthhttp://videoarchive.leg.bc.ca/Harmony/en/PowerBrowser/PowerBrowserV2/0/-1/4922?viewmode=3&mediastarttime=20171128140237&mediaendtime=20171128150842/documents-data/indexes/view#cmt&41st-parliament&2nd-session&cay&ChildrenYouth-20171128-n2-index/content/HansardCommittee/41st2nd/cay/20171128pm-ChildrenYouth-Victoria-n2.pdfFinal212017-12-05T22:50:00.0000000Z
https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20171025-ChildrenYouth-1100Birch Committee Room (Room 339)<ol><li>Election of Chair</li><li>Election of Deputy Chair </li><li>Review of terms of reference</li><li>Initial briefing on work of Committee</li><li>Review preliminary draft Committee work plan for 2017/18</li><li>Any other business</li></ol>10/25/2017 6:00:00 PM10/25/2017 7:00:00 PMVictoria020171025am-ChildrenYouth-Victoria-n1Select Standing Committee on Children and Youthhttp://videoarchive.leg.bc.ca/Harmony/en/PowerBrowser/PowerBrowserV2/20171025/-1/4855?viewMode=3&mediastarttime=20171025110318&mediaendtime=20171025115217/documents-data/indexes/view#cmt&41st-parliament&2nd-session&cay&ChildrenYouth-20171025-n1-index /content/HansardCommittee/41st2nd/cay/20171025am-ChildrenYouth-Victoria-n1.pdfFinal102017-11-08T02:25:00.0000000Z