If You Need Help

The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth can help with issues pertaining to children and youth rights, especially for children and youth throughout Ontario, who are living in places other than their own parents' home.

There are many other agencies, each with their own specialized focus, also geared to helping children and youth with particular issues.

As you explore the links listed on the side of this page, you will see that there are organizations to help you get more information about many different things. We hope that you will explore the different links and see what kinds of services might be available to youth with a variety of different needs and concerns.

If you need help finding particular services to help you, and these links don't provide you with the information you need, you are always welcome to contact us at the Advocacy Office and we will do our best to help you get the information and help you need.

Aboriginal Resources

Chief of Ontario Youth Crew

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples

First Nation Information Project

Good Minds

M├ętis Nation of Ontario

NAN Decade for Youth Council

Deaf Links

Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf

Canadian Hearing Society

Ontario Association of the Deaf

Ontario Cultural Society of the Deaf

Robarts School for the Deaf

Silent Voice Inc.

Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf

Ethno-Cultural Diversity

Canadian Heritage

Cultures Canada

Ontario Multifaith Council

Help LInes

Kids Help Phone

Lesbian Gay Bi Trans YouthLine

LGBTQ Resources

Gay Canada

Supporting Our Youth (SOY)

Legal Assistance

African Canadian Legal Clinic

Justice for Children and Youth

Legal Aid Ontario

Mental Health Resources

Canadian Mental Health Association

Central Toronto Youth Services

Rights Information

Campaign 2000 - End Child Poverty in Canada

Canadian Human Rights Commission

Community Legal Education Ontario / Booklets for Youth in Conflict with the Law

National Children's Alliance

Ontario Human Rights Commission

Ontario Ombudsman

Save the Children Canada

Senator Landon Pearson, for Children's Rights


United Nations

Youth In Care

Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare

Child Welfare League of Canada

Child Welfare Resource Centre

National Youth in Care Network

Ontario Association of Children Aid Societies

PARC - Pape Adolescent Ressource Centre

Rights, Resources and Opportunities for Youth in and from Care in Ontario

Youth Engagement

Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement

Voices for Children

Youth Services Bureau

Youth Action Network


Directory of Youth Justice Services in Ontario

Government of Canada

Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services

Ontario Ministry of Education

Ontario Provincial and Demonstration Schools

Regional Offices for the Ministry of Children and Youth Services