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11/21/2018

November 20, 2018 –The Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) encourages all Canadians to participate in National Child Day activities across the country today and throughout the week.

11/19/2018

The Representative for Children and Youth’s Office (RCYO) will be celebrating National Child Day this week and encourages all Nunavummiut to do the same.

Each year, November 20 is commemorated as National Child Day, the day Canada ratified the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The CRC details all basic human rights that children and youth hold and outlines the important responsibility that government and community play in helping young people realize these rights.

10/25/2018

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Iqaluit, NU — The fourth annual Your Story, Your Voice contest hosted by the Representative for Children and Youth’s Office (RCYO) launches today. The contest is open to all kindergarten to grade 12 classes in Nunavut schools.

03/21/2018

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Iqaluit, NU – Representative for Children and Youth’s Office (RCYO) staff have been reaching out to young people in Nunavut communities for their input on mental health services for children and youth.

In October 2017, the RCYO announced their review of these services and as part of that review, RCYO staff have been administering surveys to youth in schools throughout the Kilikmeot, Kivalliq, and Baffin regions. To date, more than 140 surveys have been completed by young Nunavummiut.

01/31/2018

TORONTO (January 31, 2018) – Following last week’s emergency meeting on Indigenous child welfare in Ottawa, convened by Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) has issued the following statement:

01/30/2018

TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2018 /CNW/ - As a national organization of provincial and territorial child and youth advocates, the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) finds Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, which takes effect in July 2018, concerning in a number of areas.

01/25/2018

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January 25, 2018

Iqaluit, NU - This week, the Representative for Children and Youth’s Office (RCYO) will be delivering their made-in-Nunavut, self-advocacy workshop, “Raise Your Voice”, for students at Aqsarniit Middle School in Iqaluit.

11/20/2017

TORONTO (November 20, 2017) – Today, as we mark National Child Day, the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) is encouraging federal, provincial and municipal governments, and all Canadians, to remember the fundamental rights of children and youth. The CCCYA is an association of children’s advocates, ombudsman and representatives from across Canada whose mandates include advancing the rights of children and youth. We are all independent officers of our respective legislatures, and we work to address mutual concerns.

10/05/2017

Today, the Representative for Children and Youth's Office (RCYO) launched a formal systemic review into the Government of Nunavut's mental health services for young Nunavummiut. This will be the Office's first such review and marks the official launch of its systemic advocacy program.

In 1st systemic review, Nunavut child and youth rep takes aim at mental health

01/11/2017

Dear Senator:

The Canadian Council of Child & Youth Advocates is an association of children's provincial and territorial advocates who have mandates to advance the rights of children and youth and to promote their voices. Advocates are all independent officers of the legislature in their respective jurisdictions. Through the Council, we identify areas of mutual concern, and work to develop ways to address issues at a national level.

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