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September 1, 2021

Investigative Review into deaths of 9 young people

STRENGTHENING FOUNDATIONS: ASSESSMENT, INFORMATION-SHARING AND COLLABORATION: AN INVESTIGATIVE REVIEW The investigative review covers the deaths of nine young people who died over a 14-month period in 2018–2019, seven of whom were Indigenous, “highlighting the disproportionate number of Indigenous young people who come to the attention of child-serving systems… Over the past 25 years, there have...

April 27, 2021

Advocate for Child and Youth Annual Report

Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth: 2020 Annual Report Reconciliation is also a stated priority for my office as part of our commitment and support to Indigenous children, families, and communities . We developed an Elder Advisory Council to advance reconciliation through their knowledge, wisdom, and guidance and to influence systems to embrace the principles...

November 4, 2020

Updates on Previous Investigations

“are they listening? Summary of Government Compliance with Recommendations Issued under The Advocate for Children and Youth Act” The 23 recommendations summarized here were contained inside the first four special reports released to the public. These include: Documenting the Decline: The Dangerous Space Between Good Intentions and Meaningful Interventions (Manitoba Advocate, 2018b) In Need of...

July 23, 2020

Critical Injuries and deaths of Métis children

Nation Talk – Representative for Children and Youth Jennifer Charlesworth today released a report examining critical injuries and deaths of Métis children and youth. “Invisible Children: A Descriptive Analysis of Injury and Death Reports for Métis Children and Youth in British Columbia, 2015 to 2017” recognizes that Métis children and youth and their data have...

September 4, 2019

Child Protection Services to Inuit Children

“A LONG WAIT FOR CHANGE – INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES TO INUIT CHILDREN IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR”: RECOMMENDATIONS Inuit children are struggling in the child protection system. When we began this Independent Review, there were 1,005 children in care in Newfoundland andLabrador. There were 345 Indigenous children, and 150 of these children. We...

July 26, 2019

Government Response to Children and Youth in Yukon Group Care

Response to Yukon Child and Youth Advocate Office Systemic Review and Recommendations. This spring the Yukon Child and Youth Advocate’s Office completed a review of Yukon’s system for children and youth in care. The report, Empty Spaces – Caring Connections: The Experiences of Child and Youth in Yukon Group Care, included 30 recommendations for the...

April 1, 2019

Children and Youth in Yukon Group Care

“Empty Spaces – Caring Connections – The Experiences of Children and Youth in Yukon Group Care“ This Review highlights the views and rights of 94 children and youth who lived in Group Care from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2018. Government of Yukon legislation, policies and strategies mandate the importance of cultural development for...

March 12, 2019

Recommendations from Death of Tina Fontaine

A Place Where it Feels Like Home: The Story of Tina Fontaine (1999-2014) This report is structured in two main parts. The first large part is the chronology of Tina’s life, which includes the time before she was born to the time after she died. This section, which is standard in all of our child...

November 20, 2018

Status of the Child Report 2018 Recommendations

State of the Child Report 2018, November 2018. New Brunswick – Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Specifically, this year I am calling on government and all of society to do more to provide an equal playing field to Indigenous children in our Province and also for refugee and immigrant children who are newly...

October 15, 2018

Documenting The Decline: The Dangerous Space Between Good Intentions and Meaningful Interventions

The first publicly released child death investigation since the proclamation of The Advocate for Children and Youth Act in March 2018, shares the story of an Indigenous youth who died tragically in a vehicle accident in a rural community. The report investigated and analyzed services that were provided to the youth by education, mental health,...

December 5, 2017

Special report on Youth Suicide in Northern Saskatchewan

SSH…Listen! We Have Something to Say! Youth Voices from the North. A SPECIAL REPORT ON THE YOUTH SUICIDE CRISIS IN NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN Regrettably, the staggering rate of suicide amongst Indigenous children and youth in Saskatchewan is one indication that change is needed. This picture is appalling, showing that suicide rates in our province are: 6...

November 24, 2016

Still Waiting: Child Maltreatment after the Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry

A Special Report by the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth, 2021 REPORT The Office of the Children’s Advocate (now the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth) released a status update report on the Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry recommendations titled So Much Left To Do: Status Report on the 62 Recommendations from the Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry....

November 24, 2016

Update on Progress implementing Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry Recommendations

SO MUCH LEFT TO DO: STATUS REPORT ON THE 62 RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE PHOENIX SINCLAIR INQUIRY Office of the Children’s Advocate: Nov. 24, 2016 (29% of recommendations are completed) On March 25, 2011, Manitoba’s Attorney General Andrew Swan announced that the Honourable Ted Hughes would conduct an Inquiry to examine the circumstances surrounding the death...

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