Guardianship Program

Guardianship encompasses all of the rights, duties and responsibilities of a parent in providing for the physical, emotional and developmental needs of a child. It recognizes that children are vulnerable and therefore guardians must use their discretionary powers wisely and responsibly to oversee the child’s care and development.  We work with a holistic approach which includes culture and teachings.

The Guardianship Team focuses on providing community and cultural connections for children and youth in care of the Director. The team provides information to children and youth in care about their rights, and advocates for their best interest. The team also supports children and youth with transitions, and in building independence with a focus on permanency planning.

The Guardianship team is committed to:

  • Treating young people with dignity and respect.
  • Clear and timely communication.
  • Finding solutions.
  • Advocacy
  • Timely decisions.
  • Consistency.
  • Compliance with legislation and policy.

Representative for Children and Youth
Phone: 1-800-476-3933
Fax: 250-356-0837
E-mail: rcy@rcybc.ca
Website: www.rcybc.ca

Office of the Ombudsperson
Phone: 1-800-56703247
Fax: 250-387-0198
Website: www.ombudsman.bc.ca

Métis Family Services
Phone: 604-584-6621
Fax: 604-582-4820