Child and Youth Advocate Releases Status Report on Recommendations

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate has released the 2017-18 Status Report on Recommendations. This Status Report is issued annually and reports on the progress of all recommendations made by the Child and Youth Advocate to date.

As of March 31, 2018 the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate has made a total of 201 recommendations to various government departments and agencies. Of those 201 recommendations, 95 per cent have been implemented, four per cent have been partially implemented, and only one per cent has not yet been implemented.

Jackie Lake Kavanagh, Child and Youth Advocate, expresses her sincere appreciation for the commitment and effort to implement recommendations arising from investigations and reviews of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate. The Advocate has noted that “our collective responsibilities to the well-being of children and youth are significant and it is vital for children, youth as well as their families and the public to see that each recommendation for change and improvement is followed and the status published.”