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 Typesort icon
New Brunswick’s child welfare system

Gough, Pamela

2007 Information sheet
First Nations Child Welfare in New Brunswick

Kozlowski, Anna
SInha, Vandna
Levi, Judy

2012 Information sheet
Child Death Review Committee report

New Brunswick Child Death Review Committee

2010 Report
Hand-in-Hand: A Review of First Nations Child Welfare in New Brunswick

Richard, Bernard

2010 Report
New Brunswick Child Victims of Abuse and Neglect Protocols

The Government of New Brunswick

2005 Report
New Brunswick Child Care Residential Centre Service Standards for Operators

New Brunswick Department of Social Development

2010 Report
Response to the Child and Youth Advocate

New Brunswick Department of Family and Community Services

2008 Report
New Brunswick Social Development Internal Response

Government of New Brunswick

2008 Report
Reponse to the Child Death Review Committee

New Brunswick Department of Social Development

2008 Report
New Brunswick Children in Care Regulations

Government of New Brunswick

1991 Report

New Brunswick - Legislation

New Brunswick Legislation
Family Services Act
Intercountry Adoption Act