Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth

Contact Details
Office Phone 416-325-5669
Toll Free Phone 1-800-263-2841
TTY Phone 416-325-2648
Fax 416-325-5681
E-Mail advocacy@provincialadvocate.on.ca
Website provincialadvocate.on.ca
Primary Executive Irwin Elman, Provincial Advocate
Site Details
Areas Served Ontario
Boundaries Ontario
Located In Community Toronto Downtown Central
Address & Map
401 Bay St, Suite 2200
Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4
 
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Intersection Bay St and Queen St W
Mailing Address Box 2 
401 Bay St, Suite 2200 
Toronto, ON M7A 0A6
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) Protects the rights and interests of children and youth * mediates complaints * identifies systemic problems affecting youth * advises ministries of gaps in service delivery * investigates individual and systemic complaints concerning a child or group of children receiving services from a Children’s Aid Society (CAS) or residential licensee where a CAS is the placing agency, and makes service improvement recommendations * reports directly to the Ontario Legislature
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Eligibility Children, youth and families receiving or seeking services under the Child and Family Services Act and the Education Act (Provincial and Demonstration Schools)
Application Self referral
Languages English ; French ; American Sign Language (ASL) ; Translators and interpreters are available upon request
Fees None
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Service Categories Children's Rights Groups ; Individual Advocacy ~ Youth ~ Government Services Issues ; Issue Advocacy ~ Youth Issues