Northwest Territories - Statistics

Northwest Territories: Children and youth in out-of-home care in 2014^

Children in care Child (0-18) population Rate per 1000
229 11,343 20.19

^Government of Northwest Territories. (2014). Annual Report of the Director of Child and Family Services 2013-2014.

*The rate per 1000 is calculated using the population of children covered under the age of protection in the Northwest Territories (under 19 years old).

§ Child welfare services fall under the jurisdiction of provincial and territorial authorities, making it difficult to compile statistics at the national level. The most notable variations between provinces include mandate variation by jurisdiction with respect to the age to which children are eligible for services, differences in the length of time a child can receive out-of-home care and the definition of out-of-home care.