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    We support young people and their families!

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Who We Are

The Representative for Children and Youth’s office works to support young Nunavummiut. We represent their voice in matters that affect them and ensure the Government of Nunavut protects and advances their rights and interests.

Our work is guided by:


In other words…Young people have rights. We support them!

What We Do

Individual Advocacy

Individual advocacy means working one-on-one with a child or youth, listening and helping the young person address his or her concerns.

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Systemic Advocacy

Systemic advocacy involves reviewing issues affecting larger groups of young Nunavummiut.

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Reviews of Critical Injuries and Deaths

Our office can review child deaths and serious injuries to help prevent similar events in the future.

We are currently developing this area of work.

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Public Awareness

We want all Nunavummiut to understand what child rights are, what we do and how we do it!

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What's New

News

11/18/2016

Nunavut’s Representative for Children and Youth will honour National Child Day this year by participating in the Legislative Assembly’s Biennial Youth Parliament. National Child Day is marked every year on November 20 to recognize the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Canada signing the international treaty.

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Photos and Events

04/19/2017
During the week of February 6, 2017, one of our Child and Youth Advocacy Specialists, Christa Kunuk visited the community of Kimmirut, where she had the chance to connect with students from Kindergarten to grade 12 to raise awareness of their rights. This community visit was also a great opportunity to meet with a wide array of GN service providers including staff from the Department of Family Services, the Kimmirut Health Center as well as the Hamlet.

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Publications and Reports

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Our Resources

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