policy & legislation

This section contains information on Canadian child welfare legislation and policy. In Canada, child welfare services are provincially and territorially funded and legislated, with the exception of federally funded services to First Nations peoples living on reserves. In accordance with individual agreements negotiated between First Nations communities, provincial/territorial governments, and the federal government, an increasing number of First Nations are delivering child and family services in accordance with provincial and territorial child welfare laws.

Title Authors Year of Publication
Report
Wen:de: We are Coming to the Light of Day

Blackstock, Cindy
Prakash, Tara
Loxley, John
Wien, Fred

Journal article
Effective/Efficient Mental Health Programs for School-Age Children: A Synthesis of Reviews

Browne, Gina
Gafni, Amiram
Roberts, Jacqueline
Byrne, Carolyn
Majumdar, Basanti

Journal article
Extending Aboriginal control over child welfare services: The Manitoba Child Welfare Initiative

Hudson, Pete
McKenzie, Brad

Children's Law Act
Journal article
When the Bough Breaks: Provider-Initiated Comprehensive Care is More Effective and Less Expensive for Sole-Support Parents on Social Assistance

Browne, Gina
Byrne, Carolyn
Roberts, Jacqueline
Gafni, Amiram
Whittaker, Susan

It takes a Community: A Report to the NWT Department of Health & Social Services on Child Welfare Services in the Northwest Territories

Child Welfare League of Canada

Other
Social Work Act