Media releases | November 28, 2023

EDMONTON, AB – Forty-one notifications of death and serious injury were concluded by the provincial child and youth advocate’s office during the 2022-2023 report year — a record-breaking number. Forty-four total went to review.

“This year, we saw the highest number of notifications of death of young people since our office received the mandate to conduct investigative reviews in 2012,” advocate Terri Pelton said in a statement Tuesday.

“This is profoundly concerning and underscores the importance of ensuring our recommendations are implemented to help improve services and supports for vulnerable young people.” Read more →