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Meet the Deputy Children’s Advocate

Corey La Berge

BA, MA, LLB, RSW

Corey

Corey La Berge has held teaching and research appointments at Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria, and the University of Manitoba. He has conducted research on the barriers that exist for persons with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Aware of the challenges for persons with FASD, Corey returned to university and earned a law degree. Since then he has championed the rights and best interests of children and youth within the legal system as legal counsel and as a tireless advocate for better resources for young people involved in the justice system. He has lead the development of, and worked as an expert consultant on a spectrum of initiatives to improve the ways in which public systems respond to the unique and changing needs of young people.

Corey came onboard at the OCA in January 2013 as Deputy Children’s Advocate and is well-respected at local, provincial, and national levels and most importantly, he is trusted by the young people with whom he has worked over the years.

Corey is also an avid runner, climber, and general outdoor enthusiast. He lives in Winnipeg with his partner, Mandy, and their four children: Breck, Nina, Emery, and Tommy.