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Child and Youth Advocate (AB) releases Annual Report

November 27, 2017 Edmonton…Del Graff, Provincial Child and Youth Advocate, released the 2016-17 Annual Report of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA). This year’s Annual Report provides a summary of OCYA activities during the past year, and reflects on how far the organization has come over the first five years as an […]

by pmnationtalk on November 28, 201725 Views

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First Nations youth debate natural resource development at Calgary conference – CBC

Gathering is intended as one part of a larger debate about industry on traditional lands Nov 21, 2017 First Nations youth and industry were rubbing shoulders at the Grey Eagle Casino on Tsuut’ina land on Tuesday, discussing resource development on traditional territory. Stephan Fournier — the associate director of the northern and Aboriginal policy group […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201713 Views

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OCYA report: Children’s Services minister responds

Children’s Services Minister Danielle Larivee issued the following statement in response to the Child and Youth Advocate’s Special Report Speaking OUT, released today: “We thank the Advocate for taking the time to thoughtfully engage with vulnerable LGBTQ2S+ youth across the province, and for his valuable recommendations highlighting opportunities to strengthen the ways we support these […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201719 Views

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OCYA-AB: Advocate releases Special Report on LGBTQ2S+ youth in the child welfare and justice systems

November 20, 2017 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has completed a Special Report on the experiences of LGBTQ2S+ youth in the child welfare and youth justice systems and is publicly releasing the results and recommendations as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. “LGBTQ2S+ youth still experience higher levels of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 201723 Views

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Media Advisory: RCMP National Youth Engagement Week at Depot

REGINA, Nov. 7, 2017 – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is pleased to invite members of the media to National Youth Engagement Week activities at Depot. This initiative provides the opportunity to 32 Grades 11 and 12 students from all over Canada to attend the RCMP Academy to learn about and experience the work of an RCMP officer. The youth will […]

by pmnationtalk on November 8, 201714 Views

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OCYA-AB: Child and Youth Advocate releases investigative review involving deaths of three Indigenous youth

November 06, 2017 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has completed an Investigative Review involving the deaths of three young people and is publicly releasing the results of the reviews as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. Over seven months in 2015, three young people of Indigenous heritage from different […]

by pmnationtalk on November 6, 201715 Views

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MNA Youth Art Contest

November 1st, 2017 We’re looking for submissions for the Métis Week Youth Art Contest. Sketch, paint, or draw your favourite thing about Métis culture for the chance to have your artwork recreated as a lapel pin. To download the PDF poster, click here. Contest Information: Age categories: 3-7 years, 8-12 years, and 13-17 years. One winner […]

by pmnationtalk on November 3, 201714 Views

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OCYA-AB: Child and Youth Advocate releases investigative review involving the serious injury of a youth

Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate has completed an Investigative Review regarding a serious injury sustained by a young person and is publicly releasing the results of the review as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. Sixteen-year-old Dillon was seriously injured after he was stabbed during an altercation. At the time […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201717 Views

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Reviews of suicides of 2 Indigenous teens lead to more recommendations from child advocate – CBC

Reports detail lives scarred by desperate childhoods in homes troubled by abuse, substance abuse Oct 30, 2017 Alberta’s child and youth advocate is urging the province become more sensitive to the needs of at-risk youth after reviewing two more cases of Indigenous teenagers who took their lives. Del Graff’s reports, which do not use the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201725 Views

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Child and Youth Advocate releases investigative reviews involving suicides of two Indigenous youth

October 30, 2017 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has completed two Investigative Reviews involving the deaths of two young people and is publicly releasing the results of the reviews as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. Donovan died by suicide when he was 17 years old while in youth […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201733 Views

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