The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY) is an independent office of the Manitoba legislature. That means we are outside the government and are not a part of any government department. The Manitoba Advocate is empowered by legislation to support and advise children, youth, and young adults and families of their rights and the services which should be available to them. MACY also has the responsibilities to conduct child-centred research, to investigate and to monitor the serious injuries and deaths of young people, to issue formal recommendations to improve public services, and to monitor and report on compliance regarding the implementation of recommendations made by the Manitoba Advocate.
The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth is empowered by legislation to advise children, youth, and young adults of their rights and the services which should be available to them. The Advocate also has the responsibility to raise issues with government on behalf of the province’s children, and to advise the government on issues and areas of concern.
The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth is an independent office of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly. We are here to represent the rights, interests and viewpoints of children, youth, and young adults throughout Manitoba who are receiving, or should be receiving services.
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From its beginning, the primary goals of the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth were to help prepare the office for future growth, promote organizational stability, and ensure that quality and efficient services are delivered to children, youth, young adults, and their families across the province.
In addition to our annual reports, MACY is empowered by the Advocate for Children and Youth Act to report on child deaths and systemic research. These reports often contain recommendations that our quality assurance department tracks.
In Winnipeg: (204) 988-7440
In Thompson: (204) 677-7270
Toll Free: 1-800-263-7146 (Manitoba only)
Fax: (204) 988-7472
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
346 Portage Avenue, Unit 100
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0C3
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
300 Mystery Lake Road
Thompson, MB R8N 0M2
(inside the City Centre Mall)
Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth 2023