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
First Nations Child Poverty: A Literature Review and Analysis

Brittain, Melisa
Blackstock, Cindy

Information Sheet
Foster Care Disparity for Aboriginal Children in 2011

Wray, Michael
Sinha, Vandna

Information Sheet
Foster Care Disparity for First Nations Children in 2011

Sinha, Vandna
Wray, Michael

Information Sheet
How is Jordan’s Principle related to the Tribunal?

Currie, Vanessa
Sinha, Vandna

Report
Jordan’s Principle – Background Information

Jordan's Principle Working Group

Report
Jordan’s Principle Advocacy Needed Soon

Jordan's Principle Working Group

Information Sheet
Long-term Trends in Out of Home Care for On-reserve First Nations Children

Jones, Allison 
Sinha, Vandna 

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

AMR Planning & Consulting

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

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

Journal article
Psychometrics In Parenting Capacity Assessments – A Problem For First Nations Parents

Choate, Peter W.
McKenzie, Amber