What We Do

Ensuring the Government of Nunavut provides ethical, equitable, and consistent services that meet the needs and support the rights of young Nunavummiut, and the families, who rely on them.

If anyone has a complaint about a department's service, or is unable to receive a service for a young person and/or their family, they can bring it to the attention of our office for review.

All information reported to our office is confidential and can be reported anonymously.

Learn more

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.

Learn more

Systemic Advocacy

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

Learn more

Public Awareness

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

Learn more

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.

Learn more

What Are Child Rights?

Child rights are things you should have, like a safe place to live, or things you should be able to do, like go to school and learn in your own language, so you and your family have what you need to make good choices for your life.

In support of your rights, government must make sure you and your family have access to all of these things.

Learn more

How do Inuit societal values and child rights work together?

Learn more

In Communities

Community Visited: Clyde River
Visit Date: 09/27/2021 to 10/01/2021

Next Community Visit:TBD

What's New



Standing Committee on Oversight of Government Operations and Public Accounts Hearings
on the 2019-2020 Annual Report of the Representative for Children and Youth

Iqaluit, Nunavut
June 21, 2021

Mr. Lightstone: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Thank you, Ms. Bates, for providing that explanation and you provided a lot of information. I was taking some notes and I will be following up on those items later.

see more news releases

In Communities


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!


see more in communities

Publications and Reports

see more publications and reports

Child Rights Resources

see more resources