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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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210, 2020

Manitoba Advocate launches survey for parents and caregivers of children and youth with disabilities

After receiving significant feedback and concerns from stakeholders in the disabilities sector, the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY) is embarking on her first major child death investigation and research project into the provincial disabilities system, which requires input from parents and caregivers of children and youth with disabilities.

Manitoba Advocate Daphne Penrose is inviting parents and guardians to participate in a new survey launched today. Responses will be collected online until November 8, 2020 and will be used to inform policy recommendations made to government in the year ahead.


110, 2020

Manitoba Advocate hosts Safe and Sound webinars

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) awareness month. In Canada, sudden and unexplained deaths remain the second leading cause of death for infants between the ages of one month and 12 months. Over the last 10 years, 145 Manitoba infants died unexpectedly in their sleep.

Sleep-related infant deaths are not only a serious public health concern, but they are also a children’s rights issue. While each of us who has cared for a baby has done so with the best of our knowledge and abilities, evidence about safe care for babies has evolved, and so too must our knowledge on how to keep babies safe while they sleep.

The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY) released Safe and Sound: A Special Report on the Unexpected Sleep-Related Deaths of 145 Manitoba Infants earlier this year. MACY’s Research Hub will share the report’s findings and recommendations in a webinar series throughout October.



806, 2020

Manitoba Advocate Launches Youth Survey

The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth wants to hear directly from youth ages 14-20 in a short survey. The survey, available here, asks youth about what issues matter to them most. Respondents can enter to win an iPad mini and MACY swag! Survey results will inform future reports and advocacy efforts from MACY.

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