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The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY) is here to make sure the voices of young people are heard. We make sure their rights are respected and that they have a say in decisions that affect their lives. We advocate, investigate, and review public services in Manitoba to ensure they are meeting the needs of children, youth, and young adults.

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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 of their rights and the services which should be available to them.

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1411, 2019

National Child Day – November 20, 2019

National Child Day is celebrated in Canada on November 20 in recognition of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The UNCRC was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations (including Canada!) on November 20, 1989. Its anniversary is the perfect time for youth in Canada to learn more about their rights, express themselves, and shape their own future.

1111, 2019

Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade Block Party – November 16, 2019

The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth calls all children and youth to bring their families, and join our #Carlton2Hargrave block party designed specifically for kids and youth! Try your luck in our games area for Snowman Bowling, The Winter Pumpkin Roll, or Winter Parka Hula Hooping, or join us as we cheer on a Timbit’s hockey demo game! And while you’re here, make sure you stop and high-five the friendliest mascot in Manitoba: The Wavy Guy!

1709, 2019

Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCYA) National Paper of Youth Suicide, September 17, 2019

Suicide amongst our young people in Canada is preventable. We can no longer tolerate the inaction of federal, provincial or territorial governments. The Council has been actively monitoring what the provincial, territorial and federal governments are doing to address the issue of child and youth suicide in Canada. The purpose of this report is to maintain a national spotlight on the issue of youth suicide from the Council’s collective work and the urgent need for governments to eradicate the barriers in achieving their obligations under the UNCRC. You can read the full report here.

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