Resources

Our Office is pleased to make these resources available as part of our legislative mandate to provide public education on the human rights of children and youth. We curate this list often and welcome your questions or suggestions on information and research about advocacy and child and youth rights. 

We encourage you to also explore the media articles posted on our site, under Child and Youth Rights in the News across Canada

It is important to know that our Office does not investigate reports of child abuse or neglect. If you are concerned that a child or youth is being abused or neglected, you are required to call Child Protection Services: 

Business Hours at: 1-877-341-3101

After Hours at: 1-800-341-6868

Kids Help Phone:

1-800-668-6868 - get support live on the website or by phone 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. 

Our Office contact details:

Our Office hours are Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

 

Organizations

United Nations - UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 

UNICEF Canada 

Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates

Canadian Coalition for the Rights of the Child

Community Legal Information - Youth Information 

 

Documents

Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates - National Advocacy Standards

Yukon Child and Youth Advocate Office CHILD RIGHTS IMPACT ASSESSMENT Bill No. 11, Act to Amend the Child and Family Services Act (2022) March 2022

 

Scholarly Articles and Information

Harvard University: Centre on the Developing Child "Serve & Return"

Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk "Disconnection and the Still Face Program"