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.

Titlesort icon Authors Year Type of Publication
2011-2012 Annual Report

The Advocate for Children and Youth Newfoundland and Labrador

2012 Report
2011/2012 Report to Legislature

Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth (Ontario)

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

Moosa-Mitha, Mehmoona

2005 Journal article
A New Approach to Accountability and System Management

The Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare

2012 Report
A Report on the Independent Review of Cathedral Valley Group Home

Tuckett, Barry

2010 Report
A Report on the Northwest Territories Child and Family Services Act

MacLaurin, Bruce

2010 Report
A Special Case Review in Regard to the Death of Phoenix Sinclair

Koster, Andrew J.
Schibler, Billie

2006 Report
Adoption Act 2010 Other
Alberta's child welfare system

Kyte, Alicia
Wegner-Lohin, Jaime

2014 Information sheet
British Columbia's child welfare system

Kozlowski, Anna
Milne, Lise
Sinha, Vanda

2014 Information sheet