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
Adoption Protections for Indigenous Children in the United States

Hahn, Hayley
Sinha, Vandna

2018 Information sheet
Adoption Protections for Indigenous Children in Canada

Hahn, Hayley
Sinha, Vandna

2018 Information sheet
Employment outcomes of former foster youth as young adults: The importance of human, personal, and social capital

Hook, Jennifer L.
Courtney, Mark E.

2011 Journal article
Extending Aboriginal control over child welfare services: The Manitoba Child Welfare Initiative

Hudson, Pete
McKenzie, Brad

2003 Journal article
A Special Case Review in Regard to the Death of Phoenix Sinclair

Koster, Andrew J.
Schibler, Billie

2006 Report
British Columbia's child welfare system

Kozlowski, Anna
Milne, Lise
Sinha, Vanda

2014 Information sheet
Alberta's child welfare system

Kyte, Alicia
Wegner-Lohin, Jaime

2014 Information sheet
A Report on the Northwest Territories Child and Family Services Act

MacLaurin, Bruce

2010 Report
Director of Child and Family Services Annual Report 2011-2012 (Nunavut)

Mark Arnold

2012 Report
Manitoba's child welfare system

Milne, Lise
Kozlowski, Anna
Sinha, Vandna

2014 Information sheet