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.

Titlesort icon Authors Year Type
2009-2010 Annual Report

Department of Social Development

2011 Report
2010-2011 Annual Report

Department of Social Development

2012 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
Child Death Review Committee report

New Brunswick Child Death Review Committee

2010 Report
Children's rights impact assessments: A primer for New Brunswick

Whalen, Christian
Kotze, Gavin
Pollack, Candice Ashley
Office of the Child and Youth Advocate

Family Group Conferences in the Canadian Province of New Brunswick

Poirier Baiani, Geraldine; Rapaport, Joan

2015 Report
First Nations Child Welfare in New Brunswick

Kozlowski, Anna
SInha, Vandna
Levi, Judy

2012 Information sheet
Hand-in-Hand: A Review of First Nations Child Welfare in New Brunswick

Richard, Bernard

2010 Report
Keeping children and youth safe from harm in New Brunswick: a five year strategy by New Brunswickers

Province of New Brunswick

2015 Report
New Brunswick Child Care Residential Centre Service Standards for Operators

New Brunswick Department of Social Development

2010 Report

New Brunswick - Legislation

New Brunswick Legislation
Family Services Act
Intercountry Adoption Act