Media releases | November 30, 2023

Alberta's child and youth advocate says she is concerned about the rising number of young people dying while receiving child intervention services.

Between April 1, 2022, and March 31, 2023, there were 88 notifications of serious injuries and deaths reported to the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) — the highest number since the office began conducting investigative reviews in 2012.

Fifty young people died while receiving child intervention services, the most ever recorded,  surpassing last year's total of 49. Read more →