We Have Something To Say Report
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About I Have Something To Say

The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth helps elevate the voice of children and youth so that they can participate and lead processes that change programs, legislation, services and most importantly, create the change they want for their life. We know the power that comes from listening to young people and the wisdom that stems from their lived experience. When we include their voice – the entire community and province benefits. On December 3, 2013 to coincide with International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Provincial Advocate launched the I Have Something To Say initiative to address the issues children and youth with special needs face in their daily lives. The I Have Something To Say project team consists of staff, young people and others who have lived experience within the special needs community. It is also guided by the wisdom and experience of the Youth Advisory Committee comprised of young people with special needs. The project aims to place the voice of children and youth at the center of a discussion about how our systems of care can ensure the rights of children with special needs is respected across sectors, ministries and jurisdictions. Through a variety of activities, the team will engage children and youth with special needs to find out what their vision is of a world where all children belong, are valued and supported to realize their potential. The information will be used to create a strategy to elevate their voice to create change.
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