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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 released its Annual Report 2019-20 on May 15, 2020.

Terms of Reference

​On February 18, 2020, 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.

That, 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 its number one or more subcommittees and to refer to such subcommittees any of the matters referred to the Committee and to delegate to the subcommittees 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: ClerkComm@leg.bc.ca

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Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20200917-ChildrenYouth-1000Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth<p>​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/cay/2020_09_17_RCY_MetisInvisibleChildren_July2020_FINAL.pdf">Office the Representative for Children and Youth report, <em>Invisible Children: A descriptive analysis of injury and death reports for Métis children and youth in British Columbia, 2015 to 2017 </em>(July 2020)​​</a>​</p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/cay/2020_09_17_2_RCY_NSSI_Report.pdf" target="_blank">Office the Representative for Children and Youth​​ report, <em>A Way to Cope: Exploring non-suicidal self-injury in B.C. youth </em>(September 2020)</a></p>9/17/2020 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/20200429-ChildrenYouth-1300Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth<p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/cay/2020-04-29_RCY_Covid19.pdf" target="_blank">Office the Representative for Children and Youth​​ presentation on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the child and youth-serving system</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/cay/2020-04-29_RCY_Youth-Substance-Use-Services_Report.pdf" target="_blank">Office the Representative for Children and Youth​​ report, <em>Youth Substance Use Services in B.C. - An Update</em> (March 2020)</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/cay/2020-04-29_RCY_Youth-Substance-Use-Services_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Representative for Children and Youth presentation, <em>Youth Substance Use Services in B.C. - An Update</em></a> </p>4/29/2020 8:00:00 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/20200224-ChildrenYouth-0800Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth<p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/cay/2020-02-24_RCY-Update.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Representative for Children and Youth, <em>Updates on RCY Projects/Reports and Organization Status</em> (February 20, 2020)</a></p><p>Office of the Representative for Children and Youth Report: <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/cay/2020-02-24_RCY-Raising-Young-Peoples-Voices.pdf" target="_blank"><em>Raising Young Peoples' Voices on the Issue of Youth Homelessness </em>(February 2020)</a> and associated youth-driven report: <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/cay/2020-02-24_Youth-Homelessness-Report.pdf" target="_blank"><em>From Marginalized to Marginalized to Magnified, Youth Homelessness Solutions From Those With Lived Expertise</em> (February 2020)​​</a></p>2/24/2020 4:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth

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