OPEN COMPETITION – Executive Director

Executive Director, Child and Youth Advocacy Executive
Manager 2 Office of the Child and Youth Advocate
Edmonton, Alberta
Job ID: 1053584
Closing date: March 13, 2019

About Us

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) is an office of the Alberta Legislature. Our office provides individual advocacy for children and youth receiving services under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act, and youth involved with the youth justice system. The OCYA is also responsible for providing legal representation for young people in matters related to the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act. The OCYA conducts investigations of serious injuries and deaths of children involved with the child intervention and youth justice systems. The OCYA engages stakeholders in understanding the importance of respecting young people’s rights, interests and viewpoints, and delivers public education.

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:


Want to make a difference for Alberta’s young people? Looking to join an organization that puts the rights, interests and viewpoints of children and youth at the forefront? Reporting to the Child and Youth Advocate, you will lead the planning and delivery of effective advocacy services across the province, ensuring high quality and consistent level of services to young people. Your leadership in providing individual and systemic advocacy will inform and influence changes to legislation, policies and practices in government systems that support young people.

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