Children are among the most vulnerable in our population and lack the capacity or understanding to advocate for themselves. The resources here demonstrate the issues affecting children and how others can advocate on their behalf.
The BCR Society strives to protect and enhance sacredness of their children by providing Aboriginal children and their families with holistic education, supportive social services, and programs of high quality and cultural relevance.
Black Youth Helpline is a multicultural helpline for children, youth, families, school boards, and other youth serving organizations.
Calgary Youth Justice helps young people find their way through challenging life circumstances and sometimes poor choices that can hold them back from reaching their full potential. They connect adult volunteers with young people who need support, in some cases because they have been in conflict with the law.
The CCYA is an alliance of legislatively mandated advocates for the rights of children and youth. The CCYA provides this list of contacts for it's council members from the nine provinces and two territories of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Québec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon.
The CHEW Project’s vision is to provide frontline support, opportunities for health and wellness, and to help find hope for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and emerging adults facing barriers.
This is a list of CAC and CYAC across Canada, organized by province.
The organization provides information and advice to children , youth and their families
Choices for Youth is a professional services, youth-focused, non-profit, charitable organization that helps youth and young families, ages 16-29, secure stable housing and employment, while working towards family stability, and better health.
ConnecTeen is 24 hour youth crisis support by phone, chat & text. P: 403-264-8336. Text: 587-333-2724.
Equality Now is a feminist organization using the law to protect and promote the human rights of all women and girls. They create, reform, challenge, and apply the law to establish enduring equality for women and girls everywhere.
Evaluation Capacity Network is a network of community partners, practitioners, researchers, and funders who serve the early childhood community through community-driven, culturally responsive, action oriented and equity-based evaluation capacity building opportunities, activities, and resources.
If you are in immediate distress, they can offer support and immediate relief of distress. They can help you find emergency child care.
The Caring Society works to ensure the safety and well-being of First Nations youth and their families through education initiatives, public policy campaigns and providing quality resources to support communities.
First Call Child and Youth Advocacy Society is committed to convening and raising the voices of youth in and from care through the Fostering Change program.
New Brunswick Child & Youth Advocate reports on the availability, effectiveness, responsiveness, and relevance of child and youth services in the community as well as monitor laws and policies.
This organization provides a safe haven and support services to women, children and families who are experiencing homelessness and/or domestic and family violence, poverty or seeking asylum.
Plan International Canada is a member of a global organization dedicated to advancing children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International has been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and is now active in more than 75 countries.
A list of child welfare contacts is organized by province.
The Public Guardian and Trustee (PGT)'s role to protect the interests those who lack legal capacity to protect their own interests. This could include children, adults who require assistance in decision-making, or the deceased.
The Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth leads a team of professionals to advocate for the rights, interests, and well-being of children and youth in Saskatchewan. This is done from investigations being conducted, public education to raise awareness, research and systemic advocacy.
SeaStar is a safe, welcoming place, where different agencies and services, such as law enforcement, child welfare, health care, mental health, and justice systems, work together to improve the way the community responds to concerns of child abuse.
SAEFTY Ottawa fosters spaces for trans and gender diverse children, youth, and adults, along with their families to connect with each other through youth-centred events in the Ottawa region.
The Marie-Vincent Child Advocacy Centre's main objective is to build a protective community and provide unifying leadership in Québec in the fight to end violence against children and adolescents.
The Trafficking and Exploitation Services System (TESS) is an organization that works to respond to the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth.
As the first child advocacy centre in Nunavut, the main function is to address the needs of children & youth who have experienced abuse.
Voices helps to educate the public on issues facing youth in care in Manitoba by having outreach programs for youth who have recently come into care and providing them full support as well as with opportunities of networking.
Based in Edmonton, Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS) provides immediate and low-barrier overnight and day shelter, temporary supportive housing, and individualized support for young people aged 15–24.
YRAP advocates for youth rights and strives to bring about positive outcomes for those affected by criminal activity.
The Advocate Office is an independent office of the Yukon Legislative Assembly that represents the rights, views and preferences of children and youth who are eligible, or currently receiving government services and programs.
Read, Watch, & Learn
Video: A new special report released by the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth found that a child is exposed to a police-reported of intimate partner violence every two hours. This exposure can be very traumatic for children, and lead to difficulties in their future. This video provides recommendations to improve the effectiveness and responsiveness of services for children, youth, and families in Manitoba.
Here are 11 inspiring children’s books to teach kids about gender equality. From board books for babies to more advanced stories about real women who've changed the world, these are great resources.
Chaz Lewis, the host, is a former Montesori preschool teacher that analyses several educational practices harmful to children. He helps to show and break generational cycles of stigma and trauma.
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