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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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2702, 2020

The Slow Disappearance of Matthew: A Family’s Fight for Youth Mental Health Care in the Wake of Bullying and Mental Illness

The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth has released its latest report, The Slow Disappearance of Matthew: A Family’s Fight for Youth Mental Health Care in the Wake of Bullying and Mental Illness. There are eight clear recommendations to government within the report that aim to increase access to vital services and prevent youth suicides. Matthew’s story is one of a family desperate to save their son. Matthew’s six-year struggle with depression, anxiety, substance use and persistent thoughts of suicide consumed the family. Still, Matthew’s family had no success in getting him long-term help.

The Slow Disappearance of Matthew Report

2711, 2019

Annual Report 2018-2019

Do you know your rights? Canada is one of the countries that signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) which promises rights to children and youth. One of the ways MACY celebrated the 30th anniversary of the UNCRC this year was by making it the theme of our Annual Report!

Annual Report (English)
Annual Report (French)

2711, 2019

Review Roll-Out

A companion document to the MACY’s annual report, the Review Roll-Out examines the 57 child death reviews and summarizes the work that is undertaken every day on behalf of families. The report looks at opportunities for learning for service providers, policy makers, and government departments in the areas of assessment, planning, service delivery, and evaluation.

Review Roll-Out

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