New Brunswick

This section contains material related to child welfare in New Brunswick.

New Brunswick - Statistics

New Brunswick: Children and youth in out-of-home care in 2011

Children in care Child (0-18) population Rate per 1000*
675 150,030 4.5

*The rate per 1000 is calculated using the population of children covered under the age of protection in New Brunswick (under 19 years old). 

§ 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 Year Type
State of the child report: special focus: youth criminal justice

Office of the Child and Youth Advocate

2017 Report
Provincial/Territorial Protocol On Children, Youth and Families Moving Between Provinces and Territories

Government of British Columbia
Government of Alberta
Government of Manitoba
Government of Saskatchewan
Government of New Brunswick
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Government of Nova Scotia
Government of Prince Edward Island
Government of Northwest Territories
Government of Nunavut
Government of Yukon
Government of Ontario

2016 Report
State of the child report: respecting the right to child and youth mental health services

Office of the Child and Youth Advocate

2016 Report
Family Group Conferences in the Canadian Province of New Brunswick

Poirier Baiani, Geraldine; Rapaport, Joan

2015 Report
Keeping children and youth safe from harm in New Brunswick: a five year strategy by New Brunswickers

Province of New Brunswick

2015 Report
A Long Road Home: An Account of the First Ever New Brunswick Youth In Care Hearings

New Brunswick Youth In Care Network
Cormier, Mathieu (Ed.) 

2014 Report
First Nations Child Welfare in New Brunswick

Kozlowski, Anna
SInha, Vandna
Levi, Judy

2012 Information sheet
2010-2011 Annual Report

Department of Social Development

2012 Report
2009-2010 Annual Report

Department of Social Development

2011 Report
Child Death Review Committee report

New Brunswick Child Death Review Committee

2010 Report

New Brunswick - Legislation

New Brunswick Legislation
Family Services Act
Intercountry Adoption Act