There is a lot of advocacy being done to support the rights and welbeing of our Children and Youth. Here are some of the efforts being made:
- Here is a link to the “Real Life Book” which is a report based on the youth leaving care hearings held in 2011. http://cwrp.ca/sites/default/files/publications/en/YLC_REPORT_ENG.pdf
- Youtube videos from the Provincial Advocates Office advocating for video relay services for Youth www.youtube.com/provincialadvocate
Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth
The Office of the Provincial Advocate reports directly to the Legislature and provides an independent voice for children and youth, including children with special needs and First Nations children.
The advocates receive and respond to concerns from children, youth and families who are seeking or receiving services under the Child and Family Services Act and the Education Act (Provincial and Demonstration Schools).
The Provincial Advocate may identify systemic problems involving children, conduct reviews and provide education and advice on the issue of advocacy and the rights of children.
The Office is guided by the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and has a strong commitment to youth involvement