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
Residential Schools: Did They Really Close or Just Morph Into Child Welfare?

Blackstock, Cindy

2007 Journal article
Response to the Advocate for Children and Youth Two Tragedies Report: August 2014 Status Update

Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services

2014 Report
Response to the Advocate for Children and Youth Two Tragedies Report: February 2015 Status Update

Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services

2015 Report
Review of the Child and Family Services Act: Summaries of Five Focus Groups Held in Yellowknife NWT

Terriplan Consultants

2010 Report
Saskatchewan Child Abuse Protocol 2014

Government of Saskatchewan

2014 Report
Saskatchewan's child welfare system

Fast, Elizabth
Simpson, Megan
Trocmé, Nico

2014 Information sheet
Shifting definitions of emotional maltreatment: An analysis child welfare investigation laws and practices in Canada

Trocmé, Nico
Fallon,Barbara
MacLaurin, Bruce
Chamberland, Claire
Chabot, Martin
Esposito, Tonino

2011 Journal article
Sixteen

Advocate for Children and Youth

2013 Report
Social Work Act 1988 Other
Strengthening Family‐Based Care In a Sustainable Child Welfare System: Final Report and Recommendations

The Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare

2012 Report