Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates encourages all Canadians to recognize children's rights on National Child Day

TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2016 /CNW/ - As Canada marks the 25th anniversary of Canada's ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) today on National Child Day, the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates encourages all Canadians to reflect on its commitment to all young people whose rights are enshrined under the convention.

"The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child must become more than an aspirational document for Canada's children", said Irwin Elman, President of the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA). "On National Child Day, we recognize the young people in Canada who still struggle for the same rights that come so easily to others."

The council is a body comprised of the 11 independent Child and Youth Advocates in Canada's provinces and territories. Each member of the CCCYA promotes and honours the principles and rights ascribed within the UNCRC.

"National Child Day provides the council and the country an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to upholding every young person's rights. We encourage all Canadians to join us in doing so." said Elman.

 

JURISDICTION

MEMBER

President of the Council

(CCYA)

 

ONTARIO
Office of the Provincial

Advocate for Children and

Youth

 

Irwin Elman

Provincial Advocate


Eva Lannon

Direct : 416.300.9721
elannonassoc@gmail.com

 

ALBERTA
Office of the Child and Youth

Advocate

Del Graff

Child and Youth Advocate

Tim Chander

Communications Manager

Cell : 780-499-3601

email: tim.chander@ocya.alberta.ca 

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Representative for Children

and Youth

Dawn Thomas-Wightman

Deputy Representative for Children and Youth

Jeff Rud

Direct: 250.356.0835

Cell:     250.216.4725

Jeff.rud@rcybc.ca

MANITOBA
The Office of the Children's

Advocate

Darlene MacDonald

Children's Advocate

Ainsley Krone
Direct  204.988.7475
204.988.7440

akrone@childrensadvocate.mb.ca

NEW BRUNSWICK
Child and Youth Advocate
Défenseur des enfants et de

la jeunesse

Norman J. Bosse, QC

Child & Youth Advocate

Sarah Dennene

Communications, Education Outreach Coordinator

Ph:   506.453.2789

BB:  506.440.3344

sarah.dennene@gnb.ca

 

NEWFOUNDLAND &

LABRADOR

Advocate for Children and

Youth

Carol A. Chafe
Advocate for Children and Youth

Janice Mullins

Director of Strategic Development and Planning

Ph:  709-753-3888

janicemullins@ocya.nl.ca

NOVA SCOTIA
Office of the Ombudsman,

Youth Services

William A. Smith

Ombudsman

Ron Crocker
Direct 902.424.2011

Ron.Crocker@novascotia.ca

NUNAVUT

Representative for Children

and Youth

 

Sherry McNeil-Mulak

Representative for Children and Youth

 

Odile Nelson

Manger of Communication and Public Awareness

Direct 867-975-5096

onelson@rcynu.ca

QUEBEC
Commission des droits de la

personne et des droits de la

jeunesse

Camil Picard
President  (acting)

Vice – president (Youth)

 

Geneviève Dorais-Beauregard

Directrice adjointe éducation-coopération et communications

Téléphone : 514-873-5146 (poste 211)

Genevieve.Dorais-Beauregard@cdpdj.qc.ca

SASKATCHEWAN

Advocate for Children and

Youth

Mr. Corey O'Soup

Advocate for Children and Youth

Fleur Macqueen Smith

Senior Advisor - Communications

Ph: 306-933-6700

Cell: 639-471-8585
fmacqueensmith@saskadvocate.ca

YUKON

Yukon Children and Youth

Advocate Office

Annette King

Child & Youth Advocate

 

867-332-8910

 

SOURCE Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates

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