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An Inuit take on National Child Rights Day 

By Felix Charron-Leclerc  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter In January 2015, the Arctic Children Youth Foundation contracted Roos-Remillard Consulting Services to conduct a feasibility study on the needs of developing a child and youth protection centre in Nunavut. The foundation included the Umingmak Child & Youth Protection Centre (UCYPC) Steering Committee, key mandated GN departments and the RCMP, which responds to cases of child maltreatment, along with treating victims of abuse. A few years later, the UCYPC Child Advocacy Centre was created, following the findings of the Roos-Remillard report. The report stated the following: “Children and youth in Nunavut experience incidences of abuse and maltreatment at 10 times the rate of other Canadian children, though only a fraction of incidences of historic or current abuse are ever reported to the authorities,”

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