“MATURE MINOR” CONSENT laws and BC Infants Act: HELP FOR PARENTS

November 24, 2020Read and adapt this redacted letter to "health care providers" who allow minors to consent to or refuse health care without parental consent. Health care providers (in the BC Infants Act) includes anyone providing any therapy or preventative…

June 2013 – Violating parental consent with "passive consent": kids used as junk science research subjects by UBC's HELP

The following letter, article, and editorial appeared in the Boundary Creek Times: June 13 letter: Questions of value and consent raisedPassive consent unacceptableJune 13 editorial opposing passive consent In June, UBC's Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) declined to provide a…

Population Data BC

Population Data BC provides some information on BC's data mining mega-project "designed to capture the power of linkable, longitudinal data, and avoid the inefficiencies associated with project-by-project data linkage." Perhaps the "inefficiencies" they refer to are things like informed consent.…

Complaint about HELP’s violation of informed consent and privacy to UBC Behavioural Research Ethics

Complaint about HELP’s violation of informed consent and privacy to UBC Behavioural Research Ethics Board—Jan 2011. Kids First Parent Association of Canada - official complaint: (download PDF here)Feb 15 2011 reply from UBC’s Behavioural Research Ethics Board to complaint regarding…

Feb 2011, Burnaby Now article. ‘Passive consent’ triggers complaint: Burnaby parent says survey is ‘unethical’ (broken link)

Feb 2011, Burnaby Now article. ‘Passive consent’ triggers complaint: Burnaby parent says survey is ‘unethical’ (broken link) Feb 2011 responses to the article from a UBC researcher (broken link) and from a citizen (broken link)

Who put HELP in charge of BC’s private data? Why trust HELP? (broken link)

Who put help in charge of BC’s private data? Why trust HELP when they avoid informed consent to mine our private data? HELP’s PRIVACY POLICY—staff sign an “oath of confidentiality” = not reassuring (scroll down to Organizational Structure at this…