Policy & Legislation

This section contains information on Canadian child welfare legislation and policy. In Canada, child welfare services are provincially and territorially funded and legislated, with the exception of federally funded services to First Nations peoples living on reserves. In accordance with individual agreements negotiated between First Nations communities, provincial/territorial governments, and the federal government, an increasing number of First Nations are delivering child and family services in accordance with provincial and territorial child welfare laws.

Title Authorssort icon Year Type of Publication
Manitoba Family Services and Labour Annual Report 2011-2012

Minister of Family Services and Labour

2012 Report
A Difference-Centred Alternative to Theorization of Children's Citizenship Rights

Moosa-Mitha, Mehmoona

2005 Journal article
Report on the Review of the Child and Family Services Act: Building Stronger Families

Northwest Territories Standing Committee on Social Programs

2010 Report
Nova Scotia Early Childhood Development Report 2008–2010 & Child Well-Being Report 2009

Nova Scotia Department of Community Services

2011 Report
Our Kids Are Worth It: Our Fourth Year-- Strategy for Children and Youth

Nova Scotia Department of Community Services

2011 Report
Our Kids Are Worth It: Our Fifth Year-- Strategy for Children and Youth

Nova Scotia Department of Community Services

2013 Report
Government of Nunavut Responses to Recommendations by the Standing Committee on Oversight of Government Operations and Public Accounts

Nunavut Minister of Health and Social Services

2011 Report
Nova Scotia's child welfare system

Nutton, Jennifer
Fast, Elizabeth
Sinha, Vandna

2014 Information sheet
Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut—2011: Children, Youth and Family Programs and Services in Nunavut

Office of the Auditor General of Canada

2011 Report
Where Do We Go from Here? Youth Aging Out of Care Special Report

Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (Alberta)

2013 Report