Manitoba

In Manitoba, the Child and Family Services (CFS) Division of the Department of Family Services oversees family supports and protection services to children delivered under the mandate of The Child and Family Services Act (1985)The Child and Family Services Authorities Act (2003) created four authorities (First Nations Authority of Northern Manitoba, First Nations Authority of Southern Manitoba, Metis Authority and General Authority) that oversee services, disperse funds and ensure that culturally appropriate services are delivered by their respective agencies consistent with relevant legislation. The Authorities have mandated 23 legally distinct agencies, of which 17 are First Nations child welfare agencies; three are non-Aboriginal, private child welfare agencies; two are Metis child welfare agencies; and one is the Department of Family Services (of which there are multiple offices in five areas of the province). Fourteen child welfare agencies have also been named as Designated Intake Agencies (DIAs) which function as central intake services in various geographic regions of the province. DIAs conduct initial intakes/brief investigations and then transfer cases that will remain open to receive ongoing services to an agency of the authority of the family’s choosing. A unique feature of CFS in Manitoba is that families may decide from which authority they wish to receive services regardless of the region in which they reside. For more information, please see the information sheet on Manitoba's child welfare system.

Title Authors Year of Publication
Report
A Place Where it Feels Like Home: The Story of Tina Fontaine

Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth

Report
Documenting the Decline: The Dangerous Space Between Intentions and Meaninful Interventions

Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth

Report
In Need of Protection: Angel’s Story

Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth

Report
Review of Child Welfare Legislation in Manitoba: Discussion Guide

Government of Manitoba

Report
Children Need Families, Not Courtrooms: Alternatives to Adversarial Litigation in Child Welfare

David Milward, Office of the Children's Advocate

Report
Don't Call Me Resilient: What Loss & Grief Look Like for Children and Youth in Care

Office of the Children's Advocate

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
So Much Left To Do: Status Report on the 62 Recommendations from the Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry
Office of the Child Advocate
Report
The Changing Face of Youth Suicide in Manitoba and the Narrow Window for Intervention: Phase Two Report

Office of the Children's Advocate

Report
Manitoba's Changing Face of Suicide and the Narrow Window for Intervention: Phase One Report

Office of the Children's Advocate