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Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth

 

 

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Welcome

The Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth is one of ten permanent all-party committees of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. The Committee works to foster greater awareness and understanding among legislators and the public of the B.C. child and youth-serving system. The Committee also provides a public forum for discussion of reports by the Representative for Children and Youth.

The Committee is currently undertaking a special project on children and youth with neuro-diverse (e.g.: ASD, FASD, Developmental Delay) special needs, with a focus on assessment and eligibility processes. British Columbians are invited to participate in the project by speaking with the Committee at a public hearing or by making a written, audio or video submission.

A limited number of times are available to speak with the Committee at public hearing (in-person or via teleconference). Please contact the Parliamentary Committees Office at 250-356-2933 (toll-free in BC at 1-877-428-8337) to inquire. You can also make a written, audio or video submission through the Committee’s consultation portal. The Guiding Questions may assist you in preparing for your presentation or submission. The consultation closes on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

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Terms of Reference

​On February 21, 2019, the Legislative Assembly agreed that the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth be empowered 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; and
  4. Receive and consider all reports and plans transmitted by the Representative to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.
In addition to the powers previously conferred upon Select Standing Committees of the House, the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth be empowered to:
  1. 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. 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. Conduct consultations by any means the committee considers appropriate;
  4. Adjourn from place to place as may be convenient; and
  5. 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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Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20190328-ChildrenYouth-0800Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/cay/2019-03-28_ASQ-AR-2017-18.pdf" target="_blank">Advocate for Service Quality, <em>Annual Report 2017/18</em></a>3/28/2019 3:00:00 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/20190327-ChildrenYouth-0800Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/cay/2019-03-27_PHSA_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank"><p>Provincial Health Services Authority presentation, <em>Children and Youth with Special Needs</em>​​</p></a><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/cay/2019-03-27_MoE_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Education, <em>Presentation to Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth</em></a></p>3/27/2019 3:00:00 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/20190326-ChildrenYouth-0800Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/cay/2019-03-26_MCFD_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank"><p>​​Ministry of Children and Family Development presentation, <em>Programs, Support and Services for Children and Youth with Special Needs</em></p></a><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/cay/2019-03-26_RCY_AutismPathwayDrawing.pdf" target="_blank"><p>Representative for Children and Youth, <em>Autism Spectrum Disorders: Pathway to diagnosis and services</em></p></a><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/cay/2019-03-26_RCY_FASDPathwayDrawing.pdf" target="_blank"><p>Representative for Children and Youth, <em>Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Pathway to diagnosis and services</em></p></a><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/cay/2019-03-26_RCY_GDDPathwayDrawing.pdf" target="_blank"><p>Representative for Children and Youth, <em>Global Developmental Delay (GDD): </em><em>Pathway to diagnosis and services</em></p></a><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/cay/2019-03-26_RCY_IDPathwayDrawing.pdf" target="_blank">Representative for Children and Youth, <em>Intellectual Disability (ID): </em><em>Pathway to diagnosis and services</em></a></p>3/26/2019 3:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth

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