Saskatchewan Youth in Care & Custody Network

We believe that youth must say what they think, learn to become strong and effective self-advocates, participate in issues that affect them and provide the opportunity for the Advocate for Children and Youth to learn from them. Our office continues its commitment to provide youth with the opportunity to participate in identifying issues and concerns that confront youth in, and from, care or custody. This is accomplished through our ongoing partnership with the Saskatchewan Youth in Care and Custody Network (SYICCN).

The SYICCN is a not-for-profit community-based organization that advocates for and supports youth between the ages of 14 and 24, who are in, or have resided in, the child-welfare or young offender systems in Saskatchewan. The purpose of the organization is to assist youth who are currently or were formerly in government care to have a voice in their lives and to provide consultation and advice to the Government of Saskatchewan and its child-serving ministries in an effort to improve the programming and services provided to children and youth.

For more information on the Saskatchewan Youth in Care and Custody Network visit their website or call their Toll Free Youth Line at 1-888-528-8061.