Mandate and Scope

Mission Statement

The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth serves youth in state care and the margins of state care through individual, systemic and policy advocacy.  The Office strives, at every level of its operation to be an exemplar of youth participation.

Principles

*The practice statements listed under each principle are to be understood as examples of how a principle may be operationlized and as such are not to be seen as an exhaustive list of practice principles.

The principle of empowerment for children and youth.

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The principle of respect for the dignity of children and youth, and to their right to be heard.

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The principle of the family as the primary source of nurturance, support and advocacy for children and youth.

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The principle of equality for all children and youth and the principle of respect for diversity.

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The principle of the least adversial approach to finding solutions for children, youth and their families.

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The principle of the community's collective responsibility for providing resources and services to children, youth and their families.

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The principle of a system that is responsive to the needs of children, youth and their families.

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The principle of community outreach as an ongoing process.

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