Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth

As a result of legislative changes introduced in Bill 8, the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014, which amended the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth Act, 2007, all Ontario Children’s Aid Societies are required by law to report to the Advocates Office instances of serious bodily harm or in the rare incidence of the death of a youth or child where the child or youth's family has sought or received services from a children's aid society within 12 months of the incurrence of harm or death.

All children and parents connected to such incidences are entitled to receive services from the Office of the Provincial Advocate. The Advocate acts in response to a request or a complaint from a service recipient, or on its own initiative.

To learn more, contact:

Ontario Child Advocate