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 Year Type of Publication
Critical Injuries and Deaths: Reviews and Investigations Update #21

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

2014 Report
Critical Injuries and Deaths: Reviews and Investigations Update #22

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

2014 Report
Advancing Best Practice: A Review of Full Time Attendance Programs for Youth in British Columbia

Barnett, Paul
Howell, Stephen

2014 Report
B.C. Adoption Update: November 2014

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

2014 Report
2013 Annual Report - Saskatchewan Children's Advocate Office

Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth

2014 Report
Glossary of Social Work Terms and Child Maltreatment Related Concepts

Sturtridge, Michelle

2013 Other
Enquête sur l’application de la Loi sur la protection de la jeunesse par le Centre de protection et de réadaptation de la Côte-Nord

Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse

2013 Report
When Talk Trumped Service: A Decade of Lost Opportunity for Aboriginal Children and Youth in B.C.

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

2013 Report
Out of Sight: How One Aboriginal Child’s Best Interests Were Lost Between Two Provinces

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

2013 Report
The Legacy of Phoenix Sinclair: Achieving the Best for All Our Children - Volume 1

Hughes, Ted

2013 Report