Office of the Child and Youth Advocate

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We are Proud to be a Safe Space!
Gender and sexual diverse children and youth are welcome and supported – their families, friends and allies are too!
We believe in human rights! Individuals should feel free to express themselves without fear of judgment or criticism, and have their concerns addressed and needs supported by our employees, policies, procedures, and facilities.
Speaking OUT: A Special Report on LGBTQ2S+ Young People in the Child Welfare and Youth Justice Systems – released November 20, 2017.
LGBTQ2S+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirited.
The information for this report was gathered through a combination of one-to-one interviews, focus groups, and online surveys. In total, over 280 young people and stakeholders participated in lending their voices to this report.
Full information is here with links to the report and video.