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The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY) is here to make sure the voices of young people are heard. We make sure their rights are respected and that they have a say in decisions that affect their lives. We advocate, investigate, and review public services in Manitoba to ensure they are meeting the needs of children, youth, and young adults.

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Recent News

601, 2022

Young Adult Participants Needed for Virtual Interviews

The Manitoba Advocate is looking for interview participants for a new research study on intimate partner violence.

Did you witness intimate partner violence as a child?

The Manitoba Advocate is looking for volunteers to take part in a study about witnessing intimate partner violence in childhood. Virtual interviews will take approximately 1-2 hours.

As a participant, you will be asked about your experience, the services you received, and how they can be improved. This work will help inform recommendations to the government to improve services for children who witness intimate partner violence and their families.

Individuals between 18 and 30 years old who witnessed intimate partner violence as a child or youth (under the age of 18) are welcome to participate. Interview participants will be compensated with $40 gift cards. (more…)

501, 2022

MACY staff available for I Love to Read Month Readings

Cover of “We Are Water Protectors”

Cover of “Phyllis’s Orange Shirt”

Cover of “I Have the Right to be a Child”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured above: Three of the books MACY has available for I Love to Read Month.

The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY) is pleased to offer free reading sessions to classrooms facilitated by our staff throughout the month of February (I Love to Read Month).

We currently have eight books about children’s rights available to read from, with four available in French. We also have French-speaking staff available to read to classrooms.

These are the books we currently have available. If you have a book preference, please let us know:

If you are interested in a MACY reading session, please email Jessica Botelho-Urbanski, MACY’s Manager of Public Education: jbotelho@manitobaadvocate.ca  (more…)

912, 2021

KIDS CAN’T KEEP WAITING: SUMMARY ASSESSMENT OF GOVERNMENT COMPLIANCE WITH RECOMMENDATIONS MADE UNDER THE ADVOCATE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH ACT

This special report provides Manitobans with information on the Manitoba government’s compliance with 51 recommendations that the Manitoba Advocate has made since The Advocate for Children and Youth Act came into effect on March 15, 2018, and until December 31, 2020.

Ce rapport spécial informe la population du Manitoba sur la suite donnée aux 51 recommandations que la protectrice du Manitoba a adressées au gouvernement de la province depuis l’entrée en vigueur de la Loi sur le protecteur des enfants et des jeunes le 15 mars 2018, jusqu’au 31 décembre 2020.

Read the report – Lisez le rapport (en anglais)

Read the English news release – Lisez le communiqué en anglais

Read the French news release – Lisez le communiqué en français

Read the French executive summary – Lisez le résumé en français

Read the handbook for Compliance Assessment of MACY Recommendations – Lisez le manuel d’évaluation de la suite donnée aux recommandations du PEJM (en anglais)

Read the supplemental content (appendix) – Lisez l’annexe de renseignements supplémentaires (en anglais)

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