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Nov 15, 2018, 16:17 ET Statement from Irwin Elman on the repeal of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth Act, 2007

TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, the Progressive Conservative government announced that they will be repealing the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth Act, 2007 and will be closing our...


Dec 12, 2017, 10:00 ET Young people's voices largely omitted in government's Serious Occurrence Reports, Ontario Child Advocate finds

TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2017 /CNW/ - A comprehensive analysis by the Ontario Child Advocate of 4,436 Serious Occurrence Reports (SORs) submitted to the Ministry of Children and Youth Services over a...


Jul 19, 2017, 14:21 ET Task to build new residential care system must have an immediate impact on young people, says Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth

TORONTO, July 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (the Ministry) released its Blueprint to reform residential care services in Ontario at a time of heightened scrutiny ...


Jun 21, 2017, 10:29 ET Ontario Child Advocate stands with Indigenous peoples on National Aboriginal Day

TORONTO, June 21, 2017 /CNW/ - In 1996, June 21 was officially proclaimed by Canada as National Aboriginal Day; in the 21 years since, there is still much work to be done to address the deep colonial ...


Jun 01, 2017, 14:32 ET MEDIA STATEMENT - Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth: passage of Bill 89 represents a paradigm shift for Ontario; but more work must be done

TORONTO, June 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Five years ago, young people in and from care spoke at the historic Youth Leaving Care Hearings at the Legislature of Ontario to voice their struggles and concerns with...


May 14, 2017, 09:30 ET Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth calls for Ontarians to recommit to better protecting and supporting all young people in and from care

TORONTO, May 14, 2017 /CNW/ - The Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth is calling on all Ontarians this Children and Youth in Care Day to reflect on and recommit to our role in protecting,...


May 02, 2017, 19:45 ET Devastating fires in group homes are the tip of the iceberg; Ontario continues to fail First Nations and other children in care

TORONTO, May 2, 2017 /CNW/ - Two weeks ago, it was reported in the media that a youth from a Northern First Nation community died in a fire at an Ottawa group home. In February, another group home...


Mar 30, 2017, 08:30 ET Ontario's Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth urges legislative committee to seize historic opportunity to create fundamental change

TORONTO, March 30, 2017 /CNW/ - The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth and young people called on an all-party legislative committee to accept their amendments to strengthen a...


Mar 30, 2017, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Ontario's Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth and Youth Amplifier to appear before legislative committee to address Bill 89, An Act to enact the Child, Youth

TORONTO, March 29, 2017 /CNW/ - Who: Irwin Elman, Ontario's Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth Ashley Ash, Youth Amplifier with the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth...


Mar 29, 2017, 14:00 ET Media Advisory - Ontario's Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth and Youth Amplifier to appear before legislative committee to address Bill 89, An Act to enact the Child, Youth and Family

TORONTO, March 29, 2017 /CNW/ - Who: Irwin Elman, Ontario's Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth Ashley Ash, Youth Amplifier with the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth...


Jan 31, 2017, 13:16 ET Decision not to hold inquest into the death of Chazz Petrella is "a missed opportunity," says Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth

TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2017 /CNW/ - The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth is disappointed to learn that the Chief Coroner of Ontario will not be exercising his discretionary powers...


Jan 19, 2017, 11:02 ET Governments must act now to address suicide crises in Northern Ontario First Nation communities: Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth

TORONTO, Jan. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth is reiterating its call for a coordinated, long-term strategy to be put in place by provincial and federal...


Jan 04, 2017, 16:11 ET The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth releases its 2015-2016 Annual Report

TORONTO, Jan. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children released its 2015-2016 Annual Report today, which details a wide range of issues and concerns brought forward by young ...


Dec 08, 2016, 15:00 ET Ontario's Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth welcomes ministry's plans to create a child-centered child welfare system

TORONTO, Dec. 8, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, the Minister of Children and Youth Services Michael Coteau tabled proposed legislation to modernize the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) which, among other...


Dec 02, 2016, 15:30 ET Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth urges Ontarians to support young people with special needs

TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - On the eve of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Ontario's Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth is calling on Ontarians to change the way they view...


Nov 20, 2016, 07:30 ET 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...


Nov 18, 2016, 07:30 ET Ontario's Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth embarks on annual Listening Tour to meet with young people from across care systems

TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2016 /CNW/ - In recognition of National Child Day on November 20, the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth will embark on his third annual Listening Tour where he will meet...


Nov 02, 2016, 10:00 ET Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth comments on bill honouring Katelynn Sampson

TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, a bill was tabled in the Ontario Legislature seeking to change the way we view children and youth under the province's care and protection, and those receiving...


Oct 31, 2016, 16:00 ET Federal government should immediately comply with Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling: Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth

TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2016 /CNW/ - The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth urges the Federal Government of Canada to comply with the legal orders issued by the Canadian Human Rights...


Oct 23, 2016, 06:00 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - Black youth speak out on their experiences with province's care systems

TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - More than 120 Black youth who receive services from the child welfare, youth criminal justice, special needs, mental health and Provincial and Demonstration schools...


Oct 21, 2016, 10:00 ET Black youth speak out on their experiences with province's care systems

TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2016 /CNW/ - More than 120 Black youth who receive services from the child welfare, youth criminal justice, special needs, mental health and Provincial and Demonstration schools...


Oct 21, 2016, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- MEDIA ADVISORY - Black youth speak out on their experiences with province's care systems/

TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2016 /CNW/ - More than 120 Black youth who receive services from the child welfare, youth criminal justice, special needs, mental health and Provincial and Demonstration schools...


Oct 20, 2016, 11:44 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - Black youth speak out on their experiences with province's care systems

TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2016 /CNW/ - More than 120 Black youth who receive services from the child welfare, youth criminal justice, special needs, mental health and Provincial and Demonstration schools...


Oct 04, 2016, 12:00 ET Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth echoes calls to end the practice of detaining children in detention facilities or separating them from their detained parents.

TORONTO, Oct. 4, 2016 /CNW/ - Ontario's Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth is urging the federal government to cease the detainment – and separation – of children from their detained parents, ...


Jul 12, 2016, 09:00 ET First Nations youth attend Feathers of Hope forum to take steps forward in revitalizing their culture and identity

THUNDER BAY, ON, July 12, 2016 /CNW/ - One year after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released its executive summary reflecting the experiences of residential school survivors, more...