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Organization: Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth - Thunder Bay Office - Advocate for Children and Youth  
Phone Numbers: 807-624-1455
Toll-Free: 1-888-342-1380
Fax: 807-625-6351
Email: advocacy@provincialadvocate.on.ca
Website: www.provincialadvocate.on.ca
Address:
905 Victoria Ave E, Unit 3
Thunder Bay, ON
P7C 1B3
Intersection: Victoria Ave E and McKellar St N
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Executives: Irwin Elman - Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth
Service Description: Located on Victoria Avenue near Victoriaville Mall

  • Reports directly to the Legislature of Ontario and provides an independent voice for children and youth, including children with special needs and First Nations children
  • Receives and responds to concerns from children, youth and families who are seeking or receiving services under the Child and Family Services Act and the Education Act (Provincial and Demonstration Schools)
  • May identify systemic problems involving children and youth, conduct reviews and provide education and advice on the issue of advocacy and the rights of children
  • Can also conduct investigations and make recommendations to improve children’s aid society services and services provided by residential licensees where a children’s aid society is the placing agency
  • The Office is guided by the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and has a strong commitment to youth involvement

  • Fees: None
    Application: Call for information
    Languages: English ; French ; American Sign Language (ASL) ; Interpretive Services
    Area(s) Served:
    Algoma, Barrie & Area, Bolton Caledon, Bramalea, Brampton, Brant, Burlington, Cambridge–North Dumfries, Chatham – Kent, City of Thunder Bay, Cochrane, Collingwood & Area, District of Kenora, District of Rainy River, District of Thunder Bay, Dufferin, Durham North East, Durham West, East Mississauga, East York, Elgin, Etobicoke, Grey and Bruce, Guelph–Puslinch, Haldimand Norfolk, Haliburton County and City of Kawartha Lakes, Halton Hills, Hamilton, Huron and Perth, James and Hudson Bay Coast, Kingston, Kitchener–Waterloo–Wellesley–Wilmot–Woolwich, Lanark, Leeds & Grenville, London and Middlesex, Midland, Penetanguishene & Area, Milton, Muskoka, Niagara, Niagara North West, Nipissing–Temiskaming, North Etobicoke, Malton, West Woodbridge, North Lanark/North Grenville, North West Mississauga, North York, Northern, Northumberland County, Oakville, Orillia & Area, Ottawa, Oxford and Norfolk, Peterborough City and County, Prescott/Russell, Quinte, Renfrew County, Rural Frontenac, Lennox & Addington, Rural Hastings, Sarnia – Lambton, Scarborough, Scarborough North, Scarborough South, South Etobicoke, South Simcoe, South West Mississauga, Stormont/Dundas/Glengarry, Sudbury–Manitoulin–Parry Sound, Toronto, Wellington, Windsor – Essex, York - Toronto, York Region  
    See Also: Child Abuse and Welfare

    This information was last completely updated on November 7, 2018

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    Updated November 7, 2018
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