About Us

Who We Are and What We Do

The Advocate for Children and Youth is an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. The advocate leads a team of professionals to advocate for the rights, interests, and well-being of children and youth in Saskatchewan.

Our vision is that the rights, well-being and voice of children and youth respected and valued. 

Our mandate is defined by The Advocate for Children and Youth Act. We do:

  • Advocacy on behalf of children and youth receiving services from a provincial ministry, direct or delegated agency or publicly funded health entity.
  • Investigations into any matter concerning or services provided to children and youth by a provincial ministry, direct or delegated agency or publicly funded health entity.
  • Public Education to raise awareness of the rights, interests and well-being of children and youth.
  • Research and Advise on any matter relating to the rights, interests and well-being of children and youth.

These functions are all interconnected and support the overarching goal to create systemic change for the benefit of the young people in Saskatchewan.