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Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is a free place to call or webchat 24/7 for those under 20 years old who need someone to talk to. They are anonymous and confidential.  Visit their website or call them:

Toll free: 1-800-668-6868

Ombudsman Ontario

Under legislative changes that came into effect on May 1, 2019, the position of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth (Ontario Child Advocate) was eliminated and investigative work was transferred to the Ombudsman.

The Ombudsman has established a unit to oversee children's aid societies, the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, youth custody facilities, and the Child and Family Services Review Board. Their team can help with complaints or investigate systemic issues. 

Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Alberta

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Alberta informs young people and children about their rights and helps if they feel their rights have been violated or their best interests have not been considered. This site also provides contact information for the advocate's office for guidance and other crisis lines. 

General inquires: (780) 422-6056   
Specialized Advocacy for Young People: (800) 661-3446
Legal Representation for Children and Youth: (800) 890-2020

Your Rights in Pictures

These illustrated guides to rights, produced by the Children and Young People's Commissioner of Scotland and artist Alex Leonard, help children and young people to understand their rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in a clear and visual way. You can access these illustrated guides (one of children and one for young people) on the Children and Young People's Commissioner of Scotland website. 

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