The Manitoba Advocate has two Deputy Advocates who support the Advocate’s work.

Whitney Moore BSW, RSW, Indigenous Deputy Manitoba Advocate

She is a Métis woman, born and raised in Treaty 1 territory, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Whitney is a registered Social Worker in the Province of Manitoba, with a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Manitoba.
Whitney has been working for over 14 years with various organizations that serve Indigenous children, families, and communities including the Southern First Nations Network of Care and its member agencies, and most recently as an Investigator with the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth.
She is a proud daughter, sister and aunty. When not at work, Whitney enjoys spending time with her family at the lake, most especially with her nieces and nephews.

Maria Godoy MSc (Acting)

Maria Godoy is Acting Deputy Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth. She was born and raised in Argentina and moved to Canada when she was 14 years old. She began her role at MACY as a Researcher. She has published numerous reports on human rights issues affecting children and youth in Manitoba including, youth homelessness, solitary confinement in custody, infant mortality, and more. Maria has a Masters in Science in Social Policy and Intervention from the University of Oxford. 

Her main interests are her family and dog, cycling, and coffee. Maria is a passionate advocate for children’s rights.