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

The Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare

2010 Report
Wen:de: We are Coming to the Light of Day

Blackstock, Cindy
Prakash, Tara
Loxley, John
Wien, Fred

2005 Report
What Parents Should Know About Child Protection
Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick
2007 Report
When Talk Trumped Service: A Decade of Lost Opportunity for Aboriginal Children and Youth in B.C.

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

2013 Report
When the Bough Breaks: Provider-Initiated Comprehensive Care is More Effective and Less Expensive for Sole-Support Parents on Social Assistance

Browne, Gina
Byrne, Carolyn
Roberts, Jacqueline
Gafni, Amiram
Whittaker, Susan

2001 Journal article
Where Do We Go from Here? Youth Aging Out of Care Special Report

Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (Alberta)

2013 Report