Mission & Vision Statement


The Advocate Office provides services to Yukon's children and youth by protecting and implementing their rights and ensuring their voices are heard within a safe environment.


The Advocate Office advocates on behalf of all Yukon children and youth who are receiving a designated government service or are eligible to access and receive a government service. Our office will ensure children's Rights are respected and their voices are heard.

Designated services are services and programs for children and youth funded by the Yukon government including but not limited to:

  • Education
  • Family and Children's Services:
    • Child Protection
    • Foster Care
    • Adoption
  • Youth with Disabilities
  • Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services
    • Addiction Services and;
  • Youth Justice
    • Young Offender's Facility

When a person calls the Advocate Office he/she will speak to an Advocate. The Advocate will listen to the concerns, ensure the mandate of the Advocate office is met, clarify the information received and review any steps that have already been taken. If the Child Advocate office is not the service required we will gladly make a referral to an appropriate service. All calls are confidential except when a call is received that discloses current physical abuse, sexual abuse and/or neglect. Here is a snapshot of our advocacy process (as seen in our 2016/2017 Annual Report)


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


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 which allows them an opportunity to achieve their full potential;

Deliver our mandate in a child-centered, open, collaborative, accountable and responsive way.


Our values and mission are grounded in several models:

  • The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
  • The Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action
  • The Circle of Courage (from Dr. Martin Brokenleg's Reclaiming Youth at Risk)
  • United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


  TRC UNDRIP  Circle of Courage UNCRC

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:
ask for the Yukon Child Advocate.