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
Report
What Parents Should Know About Child Protection
Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick
Report
When Talk Trumped Service: A Decade of Lost Opportunity for Aboriginal Children and Youth in B.C.

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

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

Report
Where Do We Go from Here? Youth Aging Out of Care Special Report

Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (Alberta)