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.


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.


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.

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