If you’re a young person getting or needing services from a Child and Family Services agency in Manitoba, you should know about the Office of the Children’s Advocate. If you ever feel that no one is listening to your thoughts about what is best for you, we’re here to help.
An advocate is someone who speaks on behalf of another person and makes sure that person’s rights are upheld. Effective advocacy ensures that a person’s voice is heard and considered in decisions made about their lives.
Anyone with concerns about the services a young person is or is not receiving under the Child and Family Services Act or Adoption Act can contact us.
Recent OCA News
- February 6, 2014 – 20% of the recommendations from the final report of the Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry speak to the need to expand and develop our office. Click here to read some of our thoughts on the recommendations. And click here to read the excerpts from the inquiry report that speaks directly about the role of our office in protecting children and youth.
- January 10, 2014 – The OCA releases its Cree and Ojibwe versions of Hope Rising, the OCA’s Suicide Prevention newsletter for youth and the public. Visit our Newsletters page in the Resources section to view and download the Cree, Ojibwe, or English versions of this popular resource.