Program and Service Investigations

The Advocate for Children and Youth conducts program and service investigations to ensure that children and youth obtain the benefits to which they are entitled from Government of Saskatchewan ministries, agencies and publicly-funded health entities.

Concerns raised by children and youth, their families, professionals or other members of the community, which affect groups of children, may be investigated under our jurisdiction. The Advocate may also initiate these “systemic” investigations on his or her own motion, or by referral from a committee of the Legislative Assembly or Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Since 2006, the Advocate office has undertaken two major systemic investigations into issues related to the Oyate Safe House and foster home overcrowding.