Prince Edward Island

This section contains material related to child welfare in Prince Edward Island.

Prince Edward Island - Statistics

Prince Edward Island: Children and youth in out-of-home care in 2016

Children in care Child (0-17) population Rate per 1000*
196 27,805 7.0

*The rate per 1000 is calculated using the population of children covered under the age of protection in Prince Edward Island (under 18 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 Yearsort icon Type
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
Child protection act review: Advisory committee report Prince Edward Island Family and Human Services 2016 Report
Aboriginal Cultural Connections: A Child Protection Resource Guide

Child Protection Services, Department of Community Services and Seniors

2015 Report
Prince Edward Island Department of Social Services and Seniors Strategic Plan 2009-2011

Prince Edward Island Department of Social Services and Seniors

2009 Report
Prince Edward Island Department of Social Services and Seniors Child and Family Services Division: Residential Services Review

Haire, Basil

2009 Report
Prince Edward Island’s child welfare system

Gough, Pamela

2008 Information sheet
What We Heard, A Report of the Child Protection Act Review Advisory Committee

Child Protection Act Review Advisory Committee

2008 Report

Prince Edward Island - Legislation

Prince Edward Island legislation acts
Child Protection Act
Adoption Act


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