Provincial Advocate for Children & Youth

The Office of the Provincial Advocate reports directly to the Ontario Legislature and provides an independent voice for children and youth, including children with special needs and First Nations children.

The advocates receive and respond to concerns from children, youth and families who are seeking or receiving services under the Child and Family Services Act and the Education Act (Provincial and Demonstration Schools).

The Provincial Advocate may identify systemic problems involving children, conduct reviews and provide education and advice on the issue of advocacy and the rights of children.