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
Information Sheet
Northwest Territories' child welfare system

Gough, Pamela

Information Sheet
Nunavut's child welfare system

Gough, Pamela

Journal article
Residential Schools: Did They Really Close or Just Morph Into Child Welfare?

Blackstock, Cindy

Report
What Parents Should Know About Child Protection
Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick
Report
A Special Case Review in Regard to the Death of Phoenix Sinclair

Koster, Andrew J.
Schibler, Billie

Report
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

Journal article
A Difference-Centred Alternative to Theorization of Children's Citizenship Rights

Moosa-Mitha, Mehmoona

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