Parliamentary Committees

Children and Youth Committee to examine youth mental health


May 29, 2014

Legislative Assembly - Province of British Columbia

VICTORIA – The Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth is undertaking a special examination of youth mental health in British Columbia. The committee is inviting written submissions from the public and will be holding meetings with expert witnesses and youth and families in June 2014.

“The committee’s goal is to foster greater awareness and understanding of B.C.'s child welfare system,” said committee chair Jane Thornthwaite. “We want to engage with British Columbians and find ways to better meet the needs of youth with mental health challenges.”

“We are interested in hearing about the challenges, best practices and priority areas for resources to treat and prevent youth mental health issues,” said deputy chair Carole James. “The committee is inviting written submissions and will be meeting with experts and stakeholders on this important issue.” 

To make a written submission, or to learn more about the work of the committee, please visit:

The call for public input closes on Friday, July 25, 2014.

The Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth is an all-party committee of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. The committee members are:

Jane Thornthwaite, MLA North Vancouver-Seymour (chair);
Carole James, MLA Victoria-Beacon Hill (deputy chair);
Donna Barnett, MLA Cariboo-Chilcotin;
Mike Bernier, MLA Peace River South;
Doug Donaldson, MLA Stikine;
Maurine Karagianis, MLA Esquimalt-Royal Roads;
John Martin, MLA Chilliwack;
Darryl Plecas, MLA Abbotsford South;
Jennifer Rice, MLA North Coast;
Dr. Moira Stilwell, MLA Vancouver-Langara.

For further Information:

Kate Ryan-Lloyd
Deputy Clerk and Clerk of Committees
Room 224, Parliament Buildings
Victoria, B.C. V8V 1X4
Telephone: 250 356-2933
Deputy Clerk and Clerk of Committees
Toll-free: 1-877-428-8337
Fax: 250 356-8172