Manitoba

In Manitoba, the Child and Family Services (CFS) Division of the Department of Family Services oversees family supports and protection services to children delivered under the mandate of The Child and Family Services Act (1985)The Child and Family Services Authorities Act (2003) created four authorities (First Nations Authority of Northern Manitoba, First Nations Authority of Southern Manitoba, Metis Authority and General Authority) that oversee services, disperse funds and ensure that culturally appropriate services are delivered by their respective agencies consistent with relevant legislation. The Authorities have mandated 23 legally distinct agencies, of which 17 are First Nations child welfare agencies; three are non-Aboriginal, private child welfare agencies; two are Metis child welfare agencies; and one is the Department of Family Services (of which there are multiple offices in five areas of the province). Fourteen child welfare agencies have also been named as Designated Intake Agencies (DIAs) which function as central intake services in various geographic regions of the province. DIAs conduct initial intakes/brief investigations and then transfer cases that will remain open to receive ongoing services to an agency of the authority of the family’s choosing. A unique feature of CFS in Manitoba is that families may decide from which authority they wish to receive services regardless of the region in which they reside. For more information, please see the information sheet on Manitoba's child welfare system.

Manitoba - Statistics

Manitoba: Children and youth in out-of-home care in 2007

Children in care Child (0-18) population Rate per 1000
7,241 297,004 24.4


§ Child welfare services fall under the jurisdiction of provincial and territorial authorities, making it difficult to compile statistics at the national level. The most notable variations between provinces include mandate variation by jurisdiction with respect to the age to which children are eligible for services, differences in the length of time a child can receive out-of-home care and the definition of out-of-home care.

Title Authors Yearsort icon Type
Circle of Care-- Fostering Fostering: Enhancing Supports to Foster and Kinship Care Families

Manitoba Child and Family Services

2011 Report
Manitoba children affected by parental alcohol abuse and FASD: Health care costs

Gough, Pamela
Fuchs, Don

2010 Information sheet
Bound by the Clock: The Voices of Manitoba Youth with FASD Leaving Care

Fuchs, Don
Burnside, Linda
Reinink, Amy
Marchenski. Shelagh

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

Tuckett, Barry

2010 Report
Economic Impact of Children in Care with FASD and Parental Alcohol Issues Phase 2: Costs and Service Utilization of Health Care, Special Education, and Child Care

Fuchs, Don
Burnside, Linda
De Riviere, Linda
Brownell, Marni
Marchenski, Shelagh
Mudry, Andria
Dahl, Matthew
 

2009 Report
Economic Impact of Children in Care with Parental Alcohol Issues in Manitoba

Fuchs, Don
Burnside, Linda
Marchenski, Shelagh
Mudry, Andria
De Riviere, Linda

2009 Report
Transitions out-of-care: Youth with FASD in Manitoba

Gough, Pamela
Fuchs, Don

2008 Information sheet
Economic Impact of Children in Care with FASD Phase 1: Cost of Children in Care with FASD in Manitoba

Fuchs, Don
Burnside, Linda
Marchenski, Shelagh
Mudry, Andria
De Riviere, Linda

2008 Report
Transition Out-of-Care: Issues for Youth with FASD

Fuchs, Don
Burnside, Linda
Marchenski, Shelagh
Mudry, Andria

2008 Report
Children with FASD Involved with the Manitoba Child Welfare System

Fuchs, Don
Burnside, Linda
Marchenski, Shelagh
Mudry, Andria

2007 Report
Last Namesort icon First Name Organization Province/Territory
Afifi Tracie O. University of Manitoba Manitoba
Bennett Marlyn University of Manitoba Manitoba
Burnside Linda Avocation: Counselling, Consulting, Research & Training Manitoba
Campbell Melissa University of Manitoba Manitoba
Durrant Joan E. University of Manitoba Manitoba
Ens Carla D. L. Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living Manitoba
Frankel Harvy University of Manitoba Manitoba
Fuchs Don University of Manitoba Manitoba
McKenzie Brad University of Manitoba Manitoba
Piotrowski Caroline University of Manitoba Manitoba
Wright Alexandra Canadian Association for Social Work Education Manitoba