Children's Commissioner and Advocate

The Children’s Commissioner and Advocate will improve outcomes for all Prince Edward Island children through the Office for Children and Youth.

Responsibilities of the Children's Commissioner and Advocate

  • Champion the rights of children;
  • Ensure the voice of children and youth are represented in policy and programs;
  • Support families in navigating programs and services;
  • Streamline and improve government programs and services; and
  • Enhance further collaborations between community and government.

The Children's Commissioner and Advocate

Portrait image of Michele DorseyMichele Dorsey, Q.C. was appointed Children’s Commissioner and Advocate effective January 7, 2019. Prior to this appointment, Dorsey held deputy minister roles with the Department of Justice and Public Safety and most recently, the Department of Communities, Land and Environment. Dorsey is a certified mediator and a practicing lawyer of 30 years with a primary focus on negotiation and conflict resolution. She also has served on community boards including PEI Citizen’s Advocacy, Child Care Facilities Board, PEI Family Violence Prevention Services, PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada, and the Family Caregivers Advisory Committee of Mental Health Commission of Canada. Her extensive experience and community involvement will provide the necessary leadership to the establishment of the Office for Children and Youth.

Who can I contact for assistance?

Michele Dorsey, Q.C.
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Telephone: 902-368-4508
Facsimile: 902-368-6118

Published date: 
September 3, 2019
Executive Council Office

General Inquiries

Executive Council Office
5th Floor, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

General Inquiries:
Phone: 902-368-4501
Fax: 902-368-6118

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