British Columbia

In British Columbia, the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) provides child welfare services under the mandate of the Child, Family and Community Service Act (1996). Child protection services in British Columbia are provided through 429 ministry offices in five regions and 22 delegated Aboriginal agencies (MCFD, 2011). The Adoption Act (1996), Infants Act (1996), and the Representative for Children and Youth Act (2006), are other legal acts that relate to the well-being and protection of children in British Columbia. There are 22 Aboriginal child welfare agencies that provide child welfare services and an additional eight agencies that are in start up or planning stages. Of the total 30 Aboriginal child welfare agencies, 23 are First Nations agencies, four are Métis agencies, and three are urban Aboriginal agencies. The Federal government is responsibility for funding services to First Nations children and families living on-reserve. For more information, see the information sheet British Columbia's child welfare system.

Title Authors Year of Publication
Report
Critical Injuries and Deaths: Reviews and Investigations Update #26

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

Report
Critical Injuries and Deaths: Reviews and Investigations Update #27

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

Report
Fostering Success: Improving Educational Outcomes for Youth in/from Care

Rutman, Deborah

Hubberstey, Carol

Report
Indigenous Resilience, Connectedness and Reunification - From Root Causes to Root Solutions: A Report on Indigenous Child Welfare in British Columbia

Grand Chief Ed John

Report
Profile of Children and Youth in the Downtown Eastside Report

British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development

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

Report
Ten Years of Advocacy: Annual Report 2015/16 and Service Plan 2016/17–2017/18

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

Journal article
The manifest and latent functions of differential response in child welfare
Ji, Daniel
Sullivan, Richard
Report
The Placement of Children and Youth in Care in Hotels in British Columbia: A Joint Special Report

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth
British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development

Report
Too Many Victims Sexualized Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth in Care: An Aggregate Review

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth