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April 2017


The Case for Culturally Responsive Services (2017)

Press Releases

The Child and Youth Advocate Speaks on the Issue of Foster Children in Labrador

The Child and Youth Advocate Challenges the Province to Pink it Up

The Child and Youth Advocate Addresses Education Issues


Submission of Office of the Child and Youth Advocate to The Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes (March 2017)

Bill C-206 - Repeal of Section 43, Criminal Code of Canada

Pink It Up

On February 22, 2017 our Office extended a challenge to PINK IT UP by wearing pink to show support for our young people and raise awareness of the systemic issue of bullying. A number of individuals and groups throughout the province stepped up to the challenge and we were delighted with the pictures we received. Visit our gallery to view the photos.

Coldest Night

Community walks took place throughout Canada on February 25, 2017 to raise awareness and funds for youth organizations working with vulnerable youth. Our Office was delighted to enter a team for this year’s Coldest Night of the Year event in St. John’s that fundraised for Choices for Youth. Our team captain Jillian Freeman organized our participation which included Karen Gray, Jacob Kimball, Andrew Mallam, and Jackie Lake Kavanagh. All funds for this event went to Choices for Youth, a great local organization that supports at-risk and homeless youth with secure stable housing, education and employment. We were happy to have raised $1204.37 and contributed to the overall total of $48,700 for Choices. Thanks to all financial sponsors and moral supporters who contributed to this effort! Visit our gallery to view the photos.