Office of the Child and Youth Advocate

COVID-19 Update

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and is putting in place measures to protect the health and safety of the public and our staff.

Requests for advocacy assistance can continue to be made by phone or email, however the office is closed. We will be remotely checking messages on a daily basis.

If you need advocacy assistance you can reach us by:

Telephone: (709) 753-3888 Toll Free: 1-877-753-3888
Email: office@ocya.nl.ca

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate also welcomes Video Relay Service Calls.

The health and safety of children, youth, families, and our team is our priority. Thank you for your understanding in these challenging circumstances.

The Advocate for Children and Youth is an Independent Statutory office of the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador. This office has the authority to represent the rights, interests and viewpoints of children and youth who are entitled to receive services and access programs provided by the government of this province.

The ACY provides advocacy services to children and youth in four main capacities:

  • Individual Advocacy
  • Systemic Advocacy
  • Education and Promotion
  • Reviews and Investigations

Read more about our Services.

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We are interested in receiving your drawings, paintings, pictures and even your poetry! We’ll display your submissions on our website, social media, newsletters, reports, wall of fame and other resource materials about children's rights.

Learn more!