Aboriginal Child Welfare

This section contains material related to Aboriginal child welfare. Canada has a decentralized child welfare system that consists of 13 Canadian provincial and territorial child welfare systems. In addition, there exist Métis, First Nations and urban Aboriginal child and family service agencies that are to varying degrees affected by federal policies and funding models. Most commonly, Aboriginal child welfare agencies have signed agreements with either the federal or both the federal and provincial governments that authorizes them to provide the full range of child protection services and receive federal funding to do so. For more information about First Nations child welfare, see Kiskisik Awasisak: Remember the Children. Understanding the Overrepresentation of First Nations Children in the Child Welfare System.

For information on the First Nations human rights complaint case against the federal government for under-funding child welfare services on-reserve: www.fnwitness.ca

Title Authors Yearsort icon Type of Publication
Putting a Human Face on Child Welfare: Voices from the Prairie

Brown, Ivan
Chaze, Ferzana
Fuchs, Don
Lafrance, Jean
McKay, Sharon
Prokop, Shelley Thomas

2007 Book
Health and well-being of children in care in British Columbia: Educational Experience and Outcomes

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

2007 Report
Identity, Community, Resilience: The Transmission of Values Project

McKay, Sharon
Thomas Prokop, Shelley

2007 Book chapter
Reconciliation: Rebuilding the Canadian Child Welfare System to Better Serve Aboriginal Children and Youth

Blackstock, Cindy
Brown, Ivan
Bennett, Marlyn

2007 Book chapter
Here be Dragons! Breaking Down the Iron Cage for Aboriginal Children

Lafrance, Jean
Bastien, Betty

2007 Book chapter
The Journey of the Métis Settlements Child and Family Services Authority: Serving Alberta's Métis Settlement Children, Youth, and Families

Gauthier, Shane
Parenteau, Lillian

2007 Book chapter
Children with Disabilities Involved with the Child Welfare System in Manitoba: Current and Future Challenges

Fuchs, Don
Burnside, Linda
Marchenski, Shelagh
Mudry, Andria

2007 Book chapter
Supporting Aboriginal Children and Youth with Learning and Behavioural Disabilities in the Care of Aboriginal Child Welfare Agencies

Gosek, Gwen
Wright, Alexandra
Hiebert-Murphy, Diane

2007 Book chapter
A Sacred Family Circle: A Family Group Conferencing Model

Desmeules, Gayle

2007 Book chapter
On the Matter of Cross-Cultural Aboriginal Adoptions

Richard, Kenn

2007 Book chapter