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Children’s Advocate releases 2016-2017 annual report!

Nov 20, 2017- Children’s Advocate, Daphne Penrose, released her 2016-2017 annual report today! See more at: https://manitobaadvocate.ca/resources/annual-reports/

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QA review of Advocacy Services

SPECIAL RELEASE – The Children’s Advocate releases the executive summary of the quality assurance review of the OCA’s Advocacy Services program April 10, 2017 – https://manitobaadvocate.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017-Advocacy-Services-Program-Review-execsumm-FINAL.pdf

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MEDIA STATEMENT- Children’s Advocate responds to illegal leak to media of confidential child death report

March 27, 2017 Statement from the Children’s Advocate Re: Release to media of confidential review of 14 child deaths I am shocked and saddened that a confidential child death review completed by my office in 2014 has been unlawfully given to the media. Child death reviews completed by my office involve broad and intensive examinations […]

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Children’s Advocate Final Annual Report Shines Light on Lesser Known Areas of Government Care

November 30, 2016 M E D I A R E L E A S E- Children’s Advocate Final Annual Report Shines Light on Lesser Known Areas of Government Care MANITOBA – Manitoba’s children’s advocate, Darlene MacDonald, released her 2015-2016 annual report today. In addition to an overview of the office’s initiatives and activities, the report’s […]

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Nov 24, 2016- Children’s Advocate releases status update of government progress on Phoenix Sinclair inquiry recommendations

November 24, 2016   M E D I A R E L E A S E   Children’s Advocate Releases Status Update of Government Progress on Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry Recommendations   MANITOBA – Nearly three years after the provincial government received the final report of the Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry, only 29% of the recommendations are […]

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New report: Community narratives report released today!

June 15, 2016 – MANITOBA – Reconciliation is not a destination, but a winding road on which we are all invited to walk, and each of us has an important role to play in healing our shared and difficult history, according to a narrative report released today by the Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA). […]

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Children’s Advocate releases Phase Two report on multi-year suicide research study

SPECIAL REPORT – The Changing Face of Youth Suicide in Manitoba and the Narrow Window for Intervention: Phase Two May 26, 2016 – The majority of children and youth involved with child welfare in Manitoba are exhibiting known risk factors for suicide, according to a new report released today by Darlene MacDonald, Manitoba’s Children’s Advocate. […]

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Special report on Loss & Grief released today

SPECIAL REPORT – Don’t Call Me Resilient: What Loss & Grief Look Like for Children and Youth in Care May 10, 2016 – In an effort to help children and youth in care come to terms with traumatic events, well-meaning adults in their lives can be hesitant to dig below the surface. Abuse, neglect, witnessing […]

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MENTAL HEALTH WEEK MAY 2-8, 2016

The Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) released a statement in our support of children and youth as part of Canadian Mental Health Week 2016. For the English release – including case examples from each member province and territory click here. Communiqué de presse – la santé mentale des enfants et des jeune.

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Mar 23, 2016- SPECIAL REPORT- Children Need Families, Not Courtrooms

SPECIAL REPORT- Children Need Families, Not Courtrooms: Alternatives to Adversarial Litigation in Child Welfare March 23, 2016 MANITOBA – Manitoba’s child welfare system is rooted in provincial child welfare legislation. Almost every single child who is in care of the child and family services system, is a subject of legal proceedings – with all children […]

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