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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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2011, 2020

CANADIAN COUNCIL OF CHILD AND YOUTH ADVOCATES STRESSES THE NEED TO MAKE CHILDREN’S RIGHTS A PRIORITY ON NATIONAL CHILD DAY AND BEYOND

CANADIAN COUNCIL OF CHILD AND YOUTH ADVOCATES LOGONovember 20th is National Child Day, and the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) encourages everyone to participate in virtual activities to celebrate children and their rights.

National Child Day is a day dedicated to honouring children and increasing awareness of their rights under The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The UNCRC is an international human rights law that sets out the broad range of rights held by children and youth. Under the terms of the UNCRC, Canada is required to meet the basic needs of young people across the country, without discrimination, and to help them reach their full potential.

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1911, 2020

Manitoba Advocate releases 2019-20 Annual Report

Cover image for the 2019-2020 Manitoba Advocate Annual ReportThe Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY) Daphne Penrose has released her fourth annual report, which provides a summary of the activities and initiatives undertaken by her office over the 2019-20 fiscal year. Along with the annual report, Penrose released a child- and youth-friendly companion document, “Nothing About Us, Without Us,” focused on the accomplishments of the office’s Youth Engagement program and Youth Ambassador Advisory Squad (YAAS!).

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1211, 2020

Are they listening? Manitoba Advocate gives government low overall compliance grade on responses to recommendations

Over 2-year period, 2 recommendations were fully implemented, while 43 per cent had positive compliance assessments.

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