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Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY) Sherry Gott has released her office’s annual report, which summarizes the work of the office during the 2022-23 fiscal year.

MACY’s annual report highlights important outcomes and outputs achieved in the fiscal year, including the number of children, youth, and young adults who accessed MACY’s programs, or joined the office’s initiatives and events. It also reports on trends in child advocacy, research, quality assurance, public education, youth engagement, and child death reviews and investigations.

This year’s annual report calls for urgent action and a comprehensive youth mental health strategy amidst the highest annual number of deaths by suicide reported to the Manitoba Advocate office. The Advocate has released a companion statement of concern document to bring attention to this topic.

“We will continue to prioritize the needs and rights of young people as we strive to move Manitoba forward to a place where public policies and provincial services prioritize the safety, protection, rights, and wellbeing of all young people. I extend my sincerest gratitude to all of you for your continued support and partnership,” stated Gott. 

The executive summary, available in English, French, Cree, and Oji-Cree, highlights key statistics about advocacy services and supports, child death reviews and investigations, outreach initiatives, and more!

The Manitoba Advocate is available to share information and answer questions about the office’s annual report and the companion statement of concern on the ongoing youth suicide crisis in Manitoba. 

Read our media release in English (PDF) or French (PDF) here.

Read the 2022-23 Annual Report and Service Plan in English (PDF) or French (PDF) here. 

Read the Advocate’s statement of concern on the suicide crisis in English (PDF) or French (PDF) here.

Requests or other media inquiries can be directed to Public Education Coordinator Brittany Valcourt at