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
Journal article
Nurturing hidden resilience in at-risk youth across cultures

Ungar, Michael

Book chapter
On the Matter of Cross-Cultural Aboriginal Adoptions

Richard, Kenn

Information Sheet
Ontario’s Child Welfare System

Gough, Pamela

Information Sheet
Ontario’s child welfare system

Wegner-Lohin, Jaime
Kyte, Alicia
Trocmé, Nico

Report
Options for Action. An Implementation Report for The Legacy of Phoenix Sinclair: Achieving the Best for All Our Children

AMR Planning & Consulting

Report
Out of Sight: How One Aboriginal Child’s Best Interests Were Lost Between Two Provinces

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

Other
Overview Presentation. Kiskisik Awasisak: Remember the Children. Understanding the Overrepresentation of First Nations Children in the Child Welfare System

Sinha, Vandna
Trocmé, Nico
Fallon, Barbara
MacLaurin, Bruce
Fast, Elizabeth
Prokop, Shelley Thomas
et al.

Report
Paige’s Story: Abuse, Indifference and A Young Life Discarded

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

Journal article
Parents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in the child protection systems: Issues for parenting capacity assessments

Choate, Peter W.

Book chapter
Passion for Action in Child and Family Services: Foreword

Turpel-Lafond, Mary Ellen