Effective May 1, 2019, Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth office is closing

Effective May 1, 2019 the Provincial Advocate for Children & Youth office is closing. The complaint/concern function is being transferred to the Ontario Ombudsman’s office.  The advocacy work previously done by the Advocate’s office – no one knows. When I called the Advocates’ office they suggested I call back on May 1st, but I’d already spoken to the Ombudsman’s office and they clearly stated advocacy was not their role.  Plus  the phone # for the child/youth unit at the Ombudsman’s office is the current # for the Advocate’s office.


The contact information is:

1-800-263-2841 - Direct line to the Child & Youth unit, Ombudsman’s office

1-800-263-1830 – General # for the Ombudsman’s office

1-866-411-4211 TTY


The link to their website follows




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