BC Ombudsperson “deeply disappointed” BC failed to compensate youth in care for misinformation


The British Columbia’s Ombudsperson has released a watchdog report on the Government of British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development for actions that impacted a former youth in care. The Ombudsperson states that the ministry did not inform a former youth in care that she would miss out on postsecondary education funding due to a transfer of care, then refused to compensate the youth or investigate whether other youth were similarly misinformed. “I’m concerned there may be others who are in the same situation,” said Ombudsperson Jay Chalke. “I’m deeply disappointed that [the] government continues to refuse to compensate Alexandra but also that they’re refusing to look to see if other young people were also not provided with correct information or legal advice.”

BC Ombudsperson | Vancouver Sun