Newfoundland & Labrador

In Newfoundland and Labrador, the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services (CYFS) is responsible for providing protection services for children under the age of 16 years as well as voluntary residential and supportive services for youth aged 16 – 18 years in need of protection under the mandate of the Children and Youth Care and Protection Act (2011).  Service provision to children and youth in need of protection is also guided by the Protection and In Care Policy and Procedure Manual (Department of Child, Youth and Family Services, 2011). The Adoption Act (2013) and the Adoptions Policy and Procedures Manual (2014) guide adoption practices for children in the province. CYFS is comprised of four regions across the province, with 56 regional service delivery offices located throughout the regions. For more information, please see the information sheet on Newfoundland and Labrador's child welfare system.

Newfoundland and Labrador - Statistics

Newfoundland and Labrador: Children and youth in out-of-home care in 2007

Children in care Child (0-18) population Rate per 1000
768 102,857 7.5


§ 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
Newfoundland & Labrador's child welfare system

Blumenthal, Anne
Sinha, Vandna

2014 Information sheet
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
Program Statistics - Child Protection and In-care

The Department of Child, Youth and Family Services, Newfoundland and Labrador

2014 Report
Annual Report 2013-2014

The Department of Child, Youth and Family Services, Newfoundland and Labrador

2014 Report
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Advocate for Children and Youth

2013 Report
2011-2012 Annual Report

The Advocate for Children and Youth Newfoundland and Labrador

2012 Report
Child, Youth and Family Services Annual Report 2010-2011

Child, Youth and Family Services

2011 Report
Protection and In Care - Policy and Procedure Manual

The Department of Child, Youth and Family Services, Newfoundland and Labrador

2011 Report
Annual Performance Report 2009-2010

Department of Health and Community Services

2010 Report
Newfoundland and Labrador Strategic Plan 2010-2014

Department of Child, Youth and Family Services

2010 Report
Last Name First Namesort icon Organization Province/Territory
Barter Ken Memorial University of Newfoundland Newfoundland and Labrador
Devine Michael C. Memorial University of Newfoundland Newfoundland and Labrador
Ellenbogen Stephen Memorial University of Newfoundland Newfoundland and Labrador