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Advocate for Child and Youth Annual Report

April 27, 2021

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 of reconciliation for better outcomes for Indigenous children and youth – and to work in accordance with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action, the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Calls to Justice and in support of An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit, and Métis children, youth and families.

The Reconciliation section of the Strategic Plan 2020 – 2024 includes:

  • Strengthen relationships with First Nations and Métis communities
  • Seek and include Elder guidance and cultural knowledge
  • Influence systems to embrace reconciliation for better outcomes for Indigenous children

Recommendations Monitoring Update

Update to five investigations since 2016 that rendered recommendations to the appropriate entities, including

  • Shhh… Listen!! We Have Something to Say!” in 2017, which encompassed six youth calls-to-action and five Advocate calls-to-action, and
  • When Every Second Matters” in 2018 with 11 recommendations directed to the Ministry of Education, school division and school