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2021 Articles2021-07-28T11:14:07-05:00
  • Murals part of project aiming to boost children’s rights, Winnipeg Free Press (July 28, 2021)
  • Last year saw tenfold jump in youth held in prolonged solitary confinement, Manitoba advocate says, CBC Manitoba (June 25, 2021)
  • ‘More powers for child-welfare watchdog’: The province has expanded the powers of the child-welfare watchdog. Winnipeg Free Press (May 25, 2021)
  • ‘Families are struggling’: New report shines light on gaps in service for children with disabilities in Manitoba, CTV News (March 25, 2021)
  • ‘Children need us to get it right:’ Report says Manitoba child deaths preventable – CTV News (March 11, 2021)
  • Manitoba drags feet on recommendations from Phoenix Sinclair inquiry, report finds – Global News (March 11, 2021)
2020 Articles2020-11-25T13:55:23-06:00
  • Youth with mental illnesses should have access to long-term in-patient care, report on teen’s death says – CBC Manitoba (Feb. 27, 2020)
  • Youth advocate demands action on stalled legislation – Winnipeg Free Press (Feb. 28, 2020)
  • Op-ed by Daphne Penrose: Manitoba youth have a right to protest – Winnipeg Free Press (Mar. 9, 2020)
  • Most sleep-related infant deaths in Manitoba preventable: report – CTV News Winnipeg (Mar. 13, 2020)
  • Advocates worry pandemic’s ‘perfect storm’ puts more kids at risk for abuse – The Canadian Press (April 20, 2020)
  • Manitoba must get ‘creative’ to keep parents, kids in care connected during pandemic – APTN (Apr. 21, 2020)
  • ‘Children deserve better’: Manitoba advocate finds gaps in suicide prevention – The Globe and Mail (May 7, 2020)
  • Manitoba Child Advocate launches survey into disabilities services after death of child – CBC (Oct. 8, 2020)
  • Manitoba slow to implement new mental health supports for children and youth: advocate, CBC Manitoba (Nov. 17, 2020)
  • Manitoba children’s advocate investigated 26 deaths in last fiscal year, report says, CBC Manitoba (Nov. 19, 2020)
2019 Articles2019-11-19T10:54:33-06:00
  • Suicide prevention curriculum gives students tools to thrive, not just survive – CBC News (June 2019)
  • Not in vain: How Tina Fontaine’s tragic story showed a way forward – The Globe and Mail (June 2019)
  • Manitoba child advocate and ombudsman debut shared office in Thompson – Thompson Citizen (June 2019)
  • Listening to advocates important – Winnipeg Free Press (March 2019)
  • The formal remarks made by the Manitoba Advocate at the public release of the A Place Where it Feels Like Home: The Story of Tina Fontaine report – Media Release (March 2019)
  • Extending involuntary confinement for at-risk youth a last resort, but sometimes necessary: child advocate – CBC News (March 2019)
  • Not enough has changed’: Advocate calls for action before more children die like Tina Fontaine – CBC News (March 2019)
  • Meth has moved the markers’: Advocate defends call for secure facilities for at-risk kids – CBC News (March 2019)
  • The formal remarks made by the Manitoba Advocate at the public release of the Learning from Nelson Mandela: A Report on the Use of Solitary Confinement and Pepper Spray in Manitoba Youth Custody Facilities report – Media Release (February 2019)
  • Children’s advocate says Manitoba should end long solitary confinement for youth – Global News (February 2019)
  • Gap in addictions, mental health services placing kids in care at risk: Manitoba children’s advocate – CBC News (January 2019)
2018 Articles2019-11-19T10:47:07-06:00
  • The formal remarks made by the Manitoba Advocate at the public release of the In Need of Protection: Angel’s Story report – Media Release (December 2018)
  • Manitoba children’s advocate says she’ll open file on foster care service’s handling of sexual abuse case – CBC News (November 2018)
  • Documenting the Decline: The Dangerous Space between Good Intentions and Meaningful Interventions report – Media Release (October 2018)
  • Manitoba’s children advocate calls for better-trained social workers in report on death of teen – The Globe and Mail (October 2018)
  • The Manitoba Advocate’s Statement of Concern on Mental Health and Addiction Services for Youth – Media Release (September 2018)
  • The Advocate for Children and Youth Act set to be proclaimed March 15, 2018 – Media Release (March 2018)
  • Special statement on Indigenous child welfare following national meetings in Ottawa last week – Media Release (January 2018)
2017 Articles2019-11-19T10:40:30-06:00
  • Manitoba child advocate to get expanded powers under proposed law” – CBC News (March 2017)
  • Children’s Advocate responds to the illegal leak to media of a confidential child death report – Media Release (March 2017)
2016 Articles2019-11-19T10:38:09-06:00
  • So Much Left to Do: Status Report on the 62 Recommendations from the Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry – Media Release (November 2016)
  • On the Edge between Two Worlds: Community Narratives on the Vulnerability of Marginalized Indigenous Girls – Media Release (June 2016)
  • The Changing Face of Youth Suicide in Manitoba and the Narrow Window for Intervention: Phase Two – Media Release (May 2016)
  • Don’t Call Me Resilient: What Loss & Grief Look Like for Children and Youth in Care – Media Release (May 2016)
  • Statement by the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates in support of Mental Health Week in Canada, May 2-8, 2016 (May 2016)
2015 Articles2019-11-19T10:28:14-06:00
  • Statement of Reconciliation at Historic Truth and Reconciliation Closing Event – Media Release (June 2015)
  • Media Statement about National Child Day (November 2015)
  • Children’s Advocate Reacts to New Office Powers Proposed Today – Media Release (December 2015)



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