Individual Advocacy

Individual advocacy is when one of our advocacy specialists works directly with a single child or youth, listening and helping the young person have his or her concerns heard.

The kind of individual advocacy we provide depends on the situation. It can include:

  • helping a young person understand his or her rights
  • providing information on government legislation, policies, services and programs
  • coaching a child or youth in how to advocate for him or herself
  • working with young people and their families to access government services
  • expressing the interests of a young person to a service provider
  • participating in meetings between a young person and government worker
  • working with a young person to resolve a concern with a government department

Individual advocacy can clearly take many different forms! But the young person involved typically guides this work, according to his or her capacity to do so. 

Please contact us if you would like to know more about individual advocacy or how we can help you.