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
Children's Law Act 2002
It takes a Community: A Report to the NWT Department of Health & Social Services on Child Welfare Services in the Northwest Territories

Child Welfare League of Canada

2000
Mémoire de l'ACJQ: Présenté à la commission parlementaire sur l'avant-projet de loi modifiant le code civil et d'autres dispositions législatives en matière d'adoption et d'autorité parentale

Association des centres jeunesse du Québec

2009
Northwest Territories' child welfare system

Gough, Pamela

2007 Information sheet
Nunavut's child welfare system

Gough, Pamela

2007 Information sheet
New Brunswick’s child welfare system

Gough, Pamela

2007 Information sheet
Prince Edward Island’s child welfare system

Gough, Pamela

2008 Information sheet
Nova Scotia's child welfare system

Nutton, Jennifer
Fast, Elizabeth
Sinha, Vandna

2014 Information sheet
Manitoba's child welfare system

Milne, Lise
Kozlowski, Anna
Sinha, Vandna

2014 Information sheet
Saskatchewan's child welfare system

Fast, Elizabth
Simpson, Megan
Trocmé, Nico

2014 Information sheet