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Terri Pelton appointed new Child and Youth Advocate

April 5, 2022

Edmonton…Terri Pelton was sworn-in today as Alberta’s new Child and Youth Advocate during an official ceremony at the legislature.

“It’s an honour to be chosen as the next Child and Youth Advocate,” said Pelton. “While there are challenges ahead, I strongly believe that by working collectively on shared goals, we as a province can make exceptional positive change for children and youth in Alberta.”

Pelton has worked in the social services sector for over 30 years, helping to create positive outcomes for young people, their families, and their communities. She first joined the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate in 2007 and played a leading role in developing the Investigations and Legal Representation for Children and Youth programs.

Pelton holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Regina and completed the Senior and Executive Management Development Program for the Alberta Public Service. She becomes Alberta’s second independent Child and Youth Advocate and the first woman to be appointed to the role.

Pelton’s picture and bio are available here: https://www.ocya.alberta.ca/adult/about-ocya/child-and-youth-advocate/.

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate is an independent office of the Legislature of Alberta. We stand up for young people.


Media inquiries:

Tim Chander
Communications Manager
Office of the Child and Youth Advocate of Alberta
C: 780-499-3601; tim.chander@ocya.alberta.ca

Date published: 05-Apr-2022 View All News