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 Authors Year Type of Publicationsort icon
Legislative Review of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, S.N.L. 1998, c. C-12.1, as amended - Consultations discussion guide
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Department of Child, Youth and Family Services
2009 Report
2011-2012 Annual Report

The Advocate for Children and Youth Newfoundland and Labrador

2012 Report
Children and Youth Care and Protection Act

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

2010 Report
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
What Parents Should Know About Child Protection
Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick
2007 Report
Changes for Children: Strengthening the Commitment to Child Welfare-- Response to the External Reviews into the Child and Family Services System

Department of Family Services and Housing

2006 Report
A Special Case Review in Regard to the Death of Phoenix Sinclair

Koster, Andrew J.
Schibler, Billie

2006 Report
A Report on the Independent Review of Cathedral Valley Group Home

Tuckett, Barry

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