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 Sort descending Authors Year of Publication
Information Sheet
Legal Age for Leaving Children Unsupervised Across Canada

Ruiz-Casares, Mónica
Radic, Ivana

Report
Legislative Review of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, S.N.L. 1998, c. C-12.1, as amended - Consultations discussion guide
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Department of Child, Youth and Family Services
Report
Management of Aboriginal Child Protection Services

Doyle, John

Report
Manitoba Family Services and Labour Annual Report 2011-2012

Minister of Family Services and Labour

Information Sheet
Manitoba's child welfare system

Milne, Lise
Kozlowski, Anna
Sinha, Vandna

Report
Mémoire de l'ACJQ présenté à la commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse dans le cadre de la consultation sur le profilage racial et ses conséquences

Association des centres jeunesse du Québec

Report
Mémoire de l'ACJQ: présenté à la commission des institutions sur le projet de Loi 94 «Loi établissant les balises encadrant les demandes d'accommodements dans l'administration gouvernementale et dans certains établissements»

Association des centres jeunesse du Québec

Mémoire de l'ACJQ: Présenté à la commission parlementaire sur l'avant-projet de loi modifiant le code civil et d'autres dispositions législatives en matière d'adoption et d'autorité parentale

Association des centres jeunesse du Québec

Information Sheet
New Brunswick’s child welfare system

Gough, Pamela

Information Sheet
Newfoundland & Labrador's child welfare system

Blumenthal, Anne
Sinha, Vandna