Photo Credit: Fritz Mueller – Nunavut Tourism
Photo Credit: Lee Narraway - Nunavut Tourism
Photo Credit: Christian Kimber
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:
Individual advocacy means working one-on-one with a child or youth, listening and helping the young person address his or her concerns.
Systemic advocacy involves reviewing issues affecting larger groups of young Nunavummiut.
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.
We want all Nunavummiut to understand what child rights are, what we do and how we do it!
Kaajuk Kablalik, a child and youth advocacy specialist, recently visited Rankin Inlet with Sharon Reashore, our director of child and youth advocacy services. This is what Kaajuk said about his visit:
“This travel was supposed to be to Naujaat, but didn’t happen that way due to Mother Nature and her power. Instead, Sharon and I ended up in Rankin Inlet. It was a nostalgic experience for me as I had lived most of my life there!