What is the YCAO

Ensure that all Yukon children and youth have their rights protected, their views and preferences upheld and their voices heard and considered; Help build a stronger system of support for all Yukon children and youth; Deliver our mandate in a child-centered, open, collaborative, accountable and responsive way. Our mandate is three-fold and includes work pertaining to:

  • Individual Advocacy
  • Systemic Advocacy
  • Public Education

Through providing information, support and advocacy, the Advocate Office will act with and on children and youth's behalf to ensure that they receive appropriate designated government services and in doing so, have their heard and their rights respected. Designated services are government funded services or programs for children and youth including but not limited to: education, child protection, foster care, adoption, guardianship, disabilities, mental health, addiction services, and youth justice.

When you call the Advocate Office you will talk to an Advocate who will listen to your concerns, clarify your information and review any steps that have already been taken. We receive calls from people like you who are committed to protecting the rights of children and youth in Yukon. Unless we receive a report of physical, sexual or emotional abuse, all calls remain confidential.   The Advocate Office services Yukon's vulnerable children and youth by striving to protect their rights and interests, as well as empower them to maximize the benefit of their designated government services.

Our Mission

The Advocate Office services Yukon's vulnerable children and youth by striving to protect their rights and interests, as well as empower them to maximize the benefit of their designated government services.

Our Vision

Through providing information, support and advocacy, the Advocate Office will act with and on behalf of children and youth to ensure that they receive appropriate designated government services and in doing so, have their voices heard and their rights respected. Designated services are government funded services or programs for children and youth including but not limited to: education, child protection, foster care, adoption, guardianship, disabilities, mental health, addiction services, and youth justice. When you call the Advocate Office you will talk to an Advocate who will listem to your concerns, clarify your information and review any steps that have already been taken. We receive calls from people like you who are committed to protecting the rights of children and youth in Yukon. Unless we receive a report of physical, sexual or emotional abuse, all calls remain confidential.

Our Mandate

Our mandate is three-fold and includes work pertaining to:

  • Individual Advocacy
  • Systemic Advocacy
  • Public Education

Our Goals

Ensure that all Yukon children and youth have their rights protected, their views and preferences upheld and their voices heard and considered; Help build a stronger system of support for all Yukon children and youth; Deliver our mandate in a child-centered, open, collaborative, accountable and responsive way.

Young People Have A Voice!

Yukon Child & Youth
Advocate Office
2070 2nd Avenue, Unit 19
Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 1B1
Phone: (867) 456-5575
Fax: (867) 456-5574
Our toll free number:
1-800-661-0408,
ask for the Yukon Child Advocate.

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