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



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 



Promoting the Rights, Interests and Well-Being of Children and Youth - Learning Together:  An Independent Child Rights Impact Assessment (CRIA) on the Draft PEI Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act

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"