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    Welcome to the Representative for Children and Youth's Website

  • Photo Credit: Lee Narraway - Nunavut Tourism

    We support young people and their families!

  • Photo Credit: Christian Kimber

    Your Story, Your Voice Contest

    The Your Story, Your Voice Contest celebrates National Child Day on November 20.

    Our 2017 contest runs October 2 to October 27, 2017!

    Check out this year’s theme and rules!

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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

11/20/2017

The Representative for Children and Youth is pleased to announce the 2017 winners of the annual Your Story, Your Voice Contest.

The contest helps to raise awareness of child rights and marks National Child Day, which is celebrated every year on November 20th. The theme for this year’s contest was “the right to play” and school classes across the territory were invited to participate. Classes were asked to submit murals that reflected this year’s theme.

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Photos and Events

10/12/2017
Nancy, one of our systemic investigators, recently came back from meeting young people and service providers in Naujaat. Here is what she had to say about her trip:

After three different attempts to get to Naujaat, I was the lucky RCYO staff member who managed to land in this beautiful community.

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Our Resources

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