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 Authors Year of Publication
Report
Health and well-being of children in care in British Columbia: Educational Experience and Outcomes

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

Book chapter
Here be Dragons! Breaking Down the Iron Cage for Aboriginal Children

Lafrance, Jean
Bastien, Betty

Journal article
Identity lost and found: Lessons from the sixties scoop

Sinclair, Raven

Report
Identity, Community and Resilience: The Transmission of Values Project

McKay, Sharon
Prokop, Shelley Thomas

Book chapter
Identity, Community, Resilience: The Transmission of Values Project

McKay, Sharon
Thomas Prokop, Shelley

Information Sheet
New Brunswick’s child welfare system

Gough, Pamela

Information Sheet
Newfoundland and Labrador’s child welfare system

Gough, Pamela

Information Sheet
Northwest Territories' child welfare system

Gough, Pamela

Information Sheet
Nunavut's child welfare system

Gough, Pamela

Book chapter
On the Matter of Cross-Cultural Aboriginal Adoptions

Richard, Kenn