Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth

Site: Thunder Bay Office

Service: Advocate for Children and Youth

Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Reports directly to the Legislature of Ontario and provides an independent voice for children and youth, including children with special needs and First Nations children 
  • Receives and responds to concerns from children, youth and families who are seeking or receiving services under the Child and Family Services Act and the Education Act (Provincial and Demonstration Schools) 
  • May identify systemic problems involving children and youth, conduct reviews and provide education and advice on the issue of advocacy and the rights of children 
  • Can also conduct investigations and make recommendations to improve children’s aid society services and services provided by residential licensees where a children’s aid society is the placing agency 
  • The Office is guided by the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and has a strong commitment to youth involvement
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Ages: 24 year(s) and under
Application Call for information
Languages English ; French ; American Sign Language (ASL) ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-624-1450 
1-800-263-2841 Toll free
Toll Free Phone 1-888-342-1380
Fax 807-625-6351
E-Mail advocacy@provincialadvocate.on.ca
Website www.provincialadvocate.on.ca
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Primary Executive Irwin Elman, Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 905 Victoria Ave E, Unit 3
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 1B3
 
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Intersection Victoria Ave E and McKellar St N
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (31) Other Provincial Government
Funding Provincial