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Children & Youth Families & the Public Contact Us

Who We Are

The Representative for Children and Youth’s office works to support young Nunavummiut. We represent their voice in matters that affect them and ensure the Government of Nunavut protects and advances their rights and interests.

Our work is guided by:


In other words…Young people have rights. We support them!

What We Do

Individual Advocacy

Individual advocacy means working one-on-one with a child or youth, listening and helping the young person address his or her concerns.

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Systemic Advocacy

Systemic advocacy involves reviewing issues affecting larger groups of young Nunavummiut.

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Reviews of Critical Injuries and Deaths

Our office can review child deaths and serious injuries to help prevent similar events in the future.

We are currently developing this area of work.

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Public Awareness

We want all Nunavummiut to understand what child rights are, what we do and how we do it!

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What's New

News

07/07/2020

MEDIA RELEASE

July 7, 2020

Government of Nunavut’s proposed actions to address mental health needs of young Nunavummiut deemed “entirely unacceptable” by Representative for Children and Youth

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Photos and Events

02/28/2020

Diana’s trip to Coral Harbour involved visits to various service providers and the Sakku school. Students seemed to enjoy participating in the Raise Your Voice: Self-Advocacy Workshop and Sila is Cold presentations. Thanks for the warm welcome and hospitality!

 

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Publications and Reports

Sep 18, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE
September 22, 2020

Representative for Children and Youth releases Status of Young Nunavummiut in 2019-2020 annual report

Iqaluit, NU – As part of the Representative for Children and Youth’s (Representative) 2019-2020 annual report, efforts were made by the Representative for Children and Youth’s Office (RCYO) to provide an overview of what it means to be a young Nunavummiut, in connection to Government of Nunavut (GN) services.

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