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
- November 20, 2013 – National Day of the Child – The Office of the Children’s Advocate releases its 2012-2013 annual report, Geared for Success. Read the news release here, the full report in English, le communiqué de presse, or the full report in French.
November 20th is National Child Day and the 24th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child! Click here to read a complete list of the 42 rights guaranteed for all children and youth: UNCRC – The 42 Rights of Children and Youth
Fall 2013 – The Fall Youth Newsletter is released! In this issue of The Drop we explore Article 25 of the UNCRC – Your right to a care plan that meets your needs!
Fall 2013 – The OCA releases its second set in the series known as, The Megaphone – a single topic discussed for three distinct audiences: Issue 04 – Navigating Adolescent Transition – For Youth; Issue 5 – Navigating Adolescent Transition – Information for Service Providers – Fall 2013; Issue 6 – Navigating Adolescent Transition – Information for The General Public – Fall 2013
Summer 2013 – The OCA introduces its mascot, The Wavy Guy! Click here to read his full bio…