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
A New Approach to Accountability and System Management

The Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare

2012 Report
Strengthening Family‐Based Care In a Sustainable Child Welfare System: Final Report and Recommendations

The Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare

2012 Report
Towards Sustainable Child Welfare in Ontario: First Report from the Commission

The Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare

2010 Report
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
A Report on the Independent Review of Cathedral Valley Group Home

Tuckett, Barry

2010 Report
Ontario’s child welfare system

Wegner-Lohin, Jaime
Kyte, Alicia
Trocmé, Nico

2014 Information sheet