Families & the Public

  • Our Vision: All children and youth in Nunavut know their potential, value their identity and feel supported and empowered to express their views in matters that affect them.

  • Photo Credit: Curtis Jones – Nunavut Tourism

    Our Mission: We are an independent child and youth advocacy office that ensures the Government of Nunavut supports and protects the rights and interests of young Nunavummiut.

  • 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!


Families, communities and front-line workers play important roles in supporting Nunavut’s children and youth. Our office values these relationships. We recognize that working together will help young Nunavummiut thrive.

Explore our website to learn more about young people’s rights and our office’s work.

Our office is looking for youth advisors.

Photo Credit: Heiner Kubny – Nunavut Tourism

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What's New



Today, the Representative for Children and Youth's Office (RCYO) launched a formal systemic review into the Government of Nunavut's mental health services for young Nunavummiut. This will be the Office's first such review and marks the official launch of its systemic advocacy program.


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Photos and Events

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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