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

Title Authors Yearsort icon Type
Shameful Neglect: Indigenous Child Poverty in Canada

Macdonald, David
Wilson, Daniel

2016 Report
Ministerial Mandate Letters: Relevance to Indigenous Child Welfare and Well-Being

Churchill, Molly
Sinha, Vandna

2016 Information sheet
Fairness for Children: A League Table of Inequality in Child Well-being in Rich Countries

UNICEF Office of Research

2016 Report
Injuries and Death of Children at the Hands of Their Parents

Wegner-Lohin, Jaime
Trocmé, Nico 

2016 Information sheet
Living Arrangements of Aboriginal Children Aged 14 and Under

Turner, Annie

2016 Report
Nistawatsimin: Exploring First Nations Parenting: A Literature Review and Expert Consultation with Blackfoot Elders

Lindstrom, Gabrielle
Choate, Peter
Bastien, Leonard
Weasal Traveller, Audrey
Breaker, Stewart
Breaker, Kathy
Good Striker, Wilton
Good Striker, Evelyn

2016 Report
Child Death Review in Canada: A National Scan

Saskatchewan Prevention Institute

2016 Report
Long-term Trends in Out of Home Care for On-reserve First Nations Children

Jones, Allison 
Sinha, Vandna 

2015 Information sheet
Foster Care Disparity for Aboriginal Children in 2011

Wray, Michael
Sinha, Vandna

2015 Information sheet
Children and Youth in Out-of-Home Care in the Canadian Provinces

Jones, Allison
Sinha, Vandna
Trocmé, Nico

2015 Information sheet