The Advocate for Children and Youth has four strategic goals that represent our vision and mandate. These goals define the evolving priorities and ongoing activities that we will undertake in order to promote and protect the rights of children and youth, and ensure that they receive the level of service they need, and are entitled to, from the Government of Saskatchewan.
Goal #1: Advocate for social and public policy change that benefits all children and youth.
- Promote achievement of the goals of the Saskatchewan Children and Youth Agenda.
- Encourage fundamental change in child welfare through implementation of the Child Welfare Review recommendations.
- Promote the rights of children and youth.
Goal #2: Promote high quality government and community-based programs and services for children and youth.
- Receive, review and resolve individual case concerns.
- Recommend changes in programs and practices to address systemic issues.
Goal #3: Strengthen collaboration and partnerships to achieve better outcomes for children and youth.
- Be a voice for children and youth.
- Enhance collaboration with government ministries and members of the Legislative Assembly to achieve shared objectives for children and youth.
- Promote and facilitate collaboration with First Nations and Métis organizations to further the interests of children and youth.
- Promote and facilitate collaboration with communities, organizations and agencies to further the interests of children and youth.
Goal #4: Ensure the Advocate for Children and Youth delivers excellent, accessible and accountable services.
- Strive for high quality service.
- Ensure effective and efficient operations.
- Ensure public accountability.
- Increase awareness of the Advocate’s role and services among children, youth and their families, government ministries, agencies and publicly-funded health entities, First Nations and Métis communities, organizations, and agencies.