News from Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth

The Office of the Provincial Advocate provides an independent voice for children and youth by responding to concerns from children, youth, and families who are seeking or receiving services under the Child and Family Services Act and the Education Act.

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The Advocate's Blog: Hope on the Horizon

The Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth, Irwin Elman, writes about the inquest into the deaths of seven aboriginal high school students in Thunder Bay, and its recommendations.

Posted:
June 29, 2016

Provincial Advocate welcomes whistle-blower protection bill

The bill would protect employees against reprisal when reporting concerns about a service or a child to the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth.

Posted:
November 26, 2015

March 24-28: Feathers of Hope Youth Forum

Date Sunday, March 24, to Thursday, March 28, 2013


Place Best Western Nor'Wester Hotel and Conference Centre, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Phone 807-624-1456
Email foh@provincialadvocate.on.ca

Delegates to this forum will speak to issues they experience within their communities, make recommendations, and begin development of a plan to address these issues.

Posted:
March 06, 2013

Provincial Advocate Launches I Do Care Project

The Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth has launched the "I Do Care Project," aimed at helping understand how young people in systems of care experience health and treatment decisions.

Posted:
February 12, 2013

Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth reaches out with You Are Not Alone campaign videos

The Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth is reaching out to LGBTTQ children and youth in Group Homes, Foster Care, Youth Justice, Provincial Schools, Treatment Centres, as well as First Nations and Special Needs children and youth, to say: YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Posted:
June 26, 2012

Submissions are now open for November hearings on youth leaving care

Submissions are open for children and youth in and from care across Ontario to speak about their experiences and have the opportunity to help make changes.

Posted:
August 31, 2011