In case of an emergency (ambulance, police, fire), dial 911.
Places that provide help right now
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) 890-2020Where: Alberta
The Representative for Children and Youth of British Columbia supports children from birth to young adulthood. They provide help to those receiving services from the provincial child and youth welfare system.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWhat: advocacy, direct service, resourceWhere: British Columbia
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: 1-800-668-6868What: direct service, online service, resourceWhere: Canada, on reserve, off reserve, national
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.
Children & Youth Unit
401 Bay Street, Suite 2200
Toronto, ON M7A 0A6
Toll-free (inside Ontario only): 1-800-263-2841
Email: email@example.comWhere: Ontario
The Advocate for Children and Youth for Saskatchewan helps children and youth, and others, if they have a concern about a child or group of children receiving services from a provincial ministry or agency. They also provide public education and resources.Language(s): English, FrenchWhere: Saskatchewan, on reserve, off reserveEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Advocate for Children and Youth can represent the rights, interests and viewpoints of children and youth who are entitled to receive services and access programs provided by the provincial government.
Phone: (709) 753-3888
Toll Free: 1-877-753-3888
TTY: (709) 753-4366
email: email@example.comWhat: resource, direct service
Website: www.bcchildrens.caWhat: direct serviceWhere: British Columbia
The New Brunswick Child & Youth Advocate helps children and youth receiving provincial government services if their rights are not being respected or they feel they are not being listened to.
Phone: (506) 453-2789
Toll-free: (888) 465-1100What: resource, direct serviceWhere: New Brunswick
To report suspected child maltreatment call your local Child, Youth and Family Services office (see website). These offices are located in four regions: metro, central east, western, and Labrador. The contact information for the Metro regional office is listed below, if you reside outside this region, please visit the Child, Youth and Family Service webpage for all other phone numbers.What: direct serviceWhere: Newfoundland and Labrador