Indigenous Child Welfare

This section contains material related to Indigenous child welfare. Canada has a decentralized child welfare system that consists of 13 Canadian provincial and territorial child welfare systems. In addition, there exist Métis, First Nations and urban Indigenous child and family service agencies that are to varying degrees affected by federal policies and funding models. Most commonly, Indigenous child welfare agencies have signed agreements with either the federal or both the federal and provincial governments that authorizes them to provide the full range of child protection services and receive federal funding to do so. For more information about First Nations child welfare, see Kiskisik Awasisak: Remember the Children. Understanding the Overrepresentation of First Nations Children in the Child Welfare System.

For information on the First Nations human rights complaint case against the federal government for under-funding child welfare services on-reserve: www.fnwitness.ca

Title Sort descending Authors Year of Publication
Report
15-Year-Old Levi: An Investigative Review

Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Alberta

Report
18-Year-Old Peter: An Investigative Review

Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Alberta

Report
2011 Annual Report - Saskatchewan Children's Advocate Office

Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth

Report
2012 Annual Report - Saskatchewan Children's Advocate Office

Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth

Report
2013 Annual Report - Saskatchewan Children's Advocate Office

Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth

Report
2013/14 Annual Report and 2014/15–2015/16 Service Plan

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

Report
2014 Annual Report - Saskatchewan Children's Advocate Office

Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth

Report
2015 Annual Report - Saskatchewan Children's Advocate Office

Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth

Information Sheet
A comparison of First Nations and non-Aboriginal children investigated for maltreatment in Canada in 2003

MacLaurin, Bruce
Trocmé, Nico
Fallon, Barbara
Blackstock, Cindy
Pitman, Lisa
McCormack, Megan

Journal article
A culturally relevant measure of client satisfaction in child welfare services
Mundy, Crystal
Neufeld, Amanda N. 
Wells, Susan J