Saskatchewan Advocate for Children & Youth

The Advocate for Children & Youth is an independent officer of the legislative assembly of Saskatchewan. The advocate leads a team of professionals to advocate for the rights, well-being, and interests of children and youth in Saskatchewan.


contact:

Toll-Free Phone: 1-888-322-7221
Local: (306) 933-6700
Email: contact@saskadvocate.ca
Click here for webpage.
 

what can sask advocate do for you?

  • Advocacy on behalf of children and youth receiving services from a provincial, ministry, direct or delegated agency or publicly funded health entity.
  • Investigations into any matter concerning or services provided to children and youth by a provincial ministry, direct or delegated agency or public funded health entity.
  • Public Education to raise awareness of the rights, interests, & well-being of children & youth.
  • Research and advise any minister responsible on any matter relating to the rights, interests, and well-being of children & youth.

Saskatchewan’s Children & Youth First Principles:

All children & youth in Saskatchewan are entitled to:

  • Those rights defined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • Participate and be heard before any decision affecting them is made.
  • Have their ‘best interests’ given paramount consideration in any action or decision involving them.
  • An equal standard of care, protection, and services.
  • The highest standard of health and education possible in order to reach their full potential. 
  • Safety and protection from all forms of physical, emotional and sexual harm, while in the care of parents, governments, legal guardians or any person.
  • Be treated as the primary client, and at the centre, of all child serving systems.
  • Have consideration given to the importance of their unique life history & spiritual traditions & practices, in accordance with their stated views and preferences.

Click here to view the UN Right's of the Child.