Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth
The Office of the Children’s Advocate was established in 1992. The duties of the Children’s Advocate included representing the rights, interests and views of children receiving or entitled to receive services under The Child and Family Services Act or The Adoption Act.
On March 15, 2018, The Advocate for Children and Youth Act was proclaimed. The Child’s Advocate became known as the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY) and the powers of the office were expanded.
Under the new legislation, the MACY advocates, reviews, investigates, researches, and examines numerous child serving systems in Manitoba, including child welfare, adoption, disabilities, mental health, addictions, education, victim support and youth justice. MACY does not represent individual children in court proceedings.
A child or any interested person on behalf of a child, including family, foster parents or agency staff, can ask MACY for assistance.
The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth
100-346 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3C 0C3
(within Manitoba only)