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MACY staff available for I Love to Read Month Readings
Pictured above: Three of the books MACY has available for I Love to Read Month.
The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY) is pleased to offer free reading sessions to classrooms facilitated by our staff throughout the month of February (I Love to Read Month).
We currently have eight books about children’s rights available to read from, with four available in French. We also have French-speaking staff available to read to classrooms.
These are the books we currently have available. If you have a book preference, please let us know:
- Book 1 : I Have the Right to be a Child
- Book 2 : This Child, Every Child – A Book about the World’s Children
- Book 3 : Our Rights: How Kids Are Changing the World
- Book 4 : Our Heroes: How Kids Are Making a Difference
- Book 5: When We Were Alone/Quand on était seul
- Book 6: On the Trapline/Ligne de trappe
- Book 7: Phyllis’ Orange Shirt/L’histoire du Chandail Orange
- Book 8: We Are Water Protectors/Nous sommes les protecteurs de l’eau
- Book 9: I Sang You Down from the Stars
If you are interested in a MACY reading session, please email Jessica Botelho-Urbanski, MACY’s Manager of Public Education: email@example.com (more…)
KIDS CAN’T KEEP WAITING: SUMMARY ASSESSMENT OF GOVERNMENT COMPLIANCE WITH RECOMMENDATIONS MADE UNDER THE ADVOCATE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH ACT
This special report provides Manitobans with information on the Manitoba government’s compliance with 51 recommendations that the Manitoba Advocate has made since The Advocate for Children and Youth Act came into effect on March 15, 2018, and until December 31, 2020.
Ce rapport spécial informe la population du Manitoba sur la suite donnée aux 51 recommandations que la protectrice du Manitoba a adressées au gouvernement de la province depuis l’entrée en vigueur de la Loi sur le protecteur des enfants et des jeunes le 15 mars 2018, jusqu’au 31 décembre 2020.
Read the report – Lisez le rapport (en anglais)
Read the English news release – Lisez le communiqué en anglais
Read the French news release – Lisez le communiqué en français
Read the French executive summary – Lisez le résumé en français
Read the handbook for Compliance Assessment of MACY Recommendations – Lisez le manuel d’évaluation de la suite donnée aux recommandations du PEJM (en anglais)
Read the supplemental content (appendix) – Lisez l’annexe de renseignements supplémentaires (en anglais)
Manitoba Advocate releases 2020-21 annual report, child death data
Nov. 24, 2021
Advocate outlines challenges children and youth are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic
WINNIPEG, TREATY ONE TERRITORY, HOME OF THE METIS NATION – The Acting Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth, Ainsley Krone, has released her office’s annual report, which provides a summary of the activities and initiatives undertaken during the 2020-21 fiscal year.
The report outlines common challenges faced by children, youth, young adults, and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. These include, chronic absences and disengagement from school, child welfare placement breakdowns due to COVID-19 infections, and increased use of segregation and solitary confinement in youth custody facilities.
“Despite the many necessary service changes during COVID-19, our office continued to operate throughout the pandemic. We remained available to young people, their families, and service providers who were doing their best to manage service disruptions, changes, and the many unknowns,” Krone said. “Our staff rose to the challenge of adapting their work to changing restrictions and a new virtual reality. The result was several new and innovative approaches to fulfil our mandate.”