To mark the 25th anniversary of the United Nations ratifying children’s rights, Saskatchewan’s child advocate says provincial efforts to pull youth out of poverty are insufficient.

“It almost seems like we’ve gone backwards,” advocate Corey O’Soup said.

He cited a recently released Campaign 2000 study which showed a quarter of Sask. youth live in poverty. The report states that number is significantly higher than the 18.5 per cent national average.

According to the study, in Prince Albert’s riding between 20 and 30 per cent of youth are impoverished.