I am very pleased to be launching our Office’s I Do Care Project (IDC). IDC will help us to understand how young people in the care systems experience health and treatment decisions. IDC stands for Inform|Decide|Consent, the three rights pillars of health rights.
We are hoping to elicit the voice of young people and to match their experiences with health rights and health policy. As we gather information about the barriers in the systems, we will be communicating this information on our Blog, in fact sheets, and through social media. We invite young people, families and communities, the care systems, the various disciplines, and decision/policy makers to join us in building a dialogue about health rights issues. Together we can understand what these rights mean to young people, what needs to happen in the systems for the rights to be realized, and what great practice looks like.
Irwin Elman, Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth.