Child Welfare Across Canada
Child welfare services fall under the mandate of provincial and territorial governments, including a rapidly expanding system of Aboriginal child welfare authorities. This section contains material related to federal initiatives concerned with child welfare services as well as statistics compiled at the national level.
All Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect reports can be found here.
National - Statistics
Child Maltreatment Investigations in Canada, 1998 and 2008*
|Number of child maltreatment investigations||134,566||235,842|
|Incidence of child maltreatment investigations per 1,000 children||21.36||39.16|
Type of Child Maltreatment Investigation in Canada, 2008*
|Number||Rate per 1,000 children||Percent|
Primary Categories of Substantiated Child Maltreatment Investigations in Canada, 2008*
|Category of Maltreatment||Number||Rate per 1,000 children||Percent|
|Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence||29,259||4.86||34%|
Placement in Child Maltreatment Investigations in 1998 and in Child Maltrement and Risk Investigations in Canada in 2008*
|1998 Number||1998 Rate||2008 Number||2008 Rate|
|Informal Kinship Care||5,851||0.93||8,713||1.45|
* Public Health Agency of Canada. (2010). Canadian incidence study of reported child abuse and neglect 2008: Major findings (p. 122). Public Health Agency of Canada. Retrieved from http://cwrp.ca/publications/2117