Advancing research

The Manitoba Advocate’s Research Hub is empowered by Section 11(1) of The Advocate for Children and Youth Act.

The Research Hub focuses on improving the effectiveness and responsiveness of services provided to children and youth in Manitoba which include: child welfare, adoption, disability, addiction, mental health, education, victim support, and youth justice.

We facilitate, collaborate, and conduct high-quality research studies to inform policy decisions and investments that best ensure the safety, well-being, and participation of all children, youth, and their families in Manitoba. Research conducted by the Research Hub team is used to inform work on systemic issues, including child death investigations and Special Reports.

Research and resulting Special Reports may include recommendations for government departments, provincial Minister(s) responsible for the provision of a designated service, and any public body or other person providing a designated service that the Advocate considers appropriate.