Bhutila Karpoche MPP, Parkdale–High Park

Government of Ontario

Petition: Protect the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth

TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:

Whereas children and youth are Ontario’s most valuable resource and deserve the best start in life we can provide;

Whereas Ontario’s most vulnerable children and youth are too often underserved by our child welfare, mental health, youth justice and special needs sectors;

Whereas that lack of service can result in health challenges, lower educational outcomes, reduced opportunity, injury and sometimes even death;

Whereas children and youth, and in particular vulnerable children and youth, often have no voice and few adults to speak on their behalf;

Whereas the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth is charged with the responsibility of providing an independent voice for children and youth by partnering with them to bring issues forward;
Whereas the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth provides a necessary focused approach, putting children and youth at the centre of all their work, that cannot be provided by any other office;

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