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.
- April 11, 2013 – The OCA releases a report summarizing a recent focus group with youth in the child welfare system: Youth Focus Group Series: Transitioning From Care – March 2013
- April 8, 2013 – The Spring 2013 youth newsletter – The Drop – is released, focusing on Article 16 of the UNCRC – Privacy Rights for Children & Youth!
- January 8, 2013 – The Children’s Advocate releases her 2011-2012 annual report, Change Through Engagement. Read the Advocate’s announcement with report highlights, or view the full report in either English or French