In August, The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY) made a submission to the Standing Committee on Health to report on MACY’s recent child-centered research. The submission focused on youth suicide and infant mortality in Manitoba and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted children’s health and access to support services in our province.

This submission is aligned with the principles of the UNCRC, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People and the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. This submission reinforces Article 21 of UNDRIP, which asserts Canada’s responsibility to improve the health of Indigenous children and Call to Action 19, which calls for the reduction in health gaps, including infant mortality, between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.

Read the full statement here