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
Case Processing Times in Nova Scotia Youth Court

Policy, Planning and Research Nova Scotia Department of Justice

Journal article
Caseworker attitudes on kinship care in Ontario

Brisebois, Kimberly

Changes for Children: Strengthening the Commitment to Child Welfare-- Response to the External Reviews into the Child and Family Services System

Department of Family Services and Housing

Child and Family Services Act
Child and Youth Advocate Act
Journal article
Child maltreatment: Variation in trends and policies in six developed countries

Gilbert, Ruth
Fluke, John
O'Donnell, Melissa
Gonzalez-Izquierdo, Arturo
Brownwell, Marni
Gulliver, Pauline
Janson, Staffan
Sidebotham, Peter

Child Protection Act
Children and Youth Care and Protection Act

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Children's Law Act
Closing the Gap Between Vision and Reality: Strengthening Accountability, Adaptability and Continuous Improvement in Alberta’s Child Intervention System

Alberta Child Intervention Review Panel