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Ministry of Children and Family Development Reporting Portal

British Columbia: Children and youth in out-of-home care in 2017

Children in care Child (0-18) population Rate per 1000*
6,950 895,180 7.7


*The rate per 1000 is calculated using the population of children covered under the age of protection in British Columbia (under 19 years old).

§ Child welfare services fall under the jurisdiction of provincial and territorial authorities, making it difficult to compile statistics at the national level. The most notable variations between provinces include mandate variation by jurisdiction with respect to the age to which children are eligible for services, differences in the length of time a child can receive out-of-home care and the definition of out-of-home care.

Title Authors Year
Brief Report on Income and Employment: Based on the Link Program Evaluation Study
Hubberstey, Carol
Rutman, Deborah
Hume, Sharon
Brief Report on Supports Accessed by Youth from Care: Based on the Link Program Evaluation Study
Hubberstey, Carol
Rutman, Deborah
Hume, Sharon
Critical Injuries and Deaths: Reviews and Investigations Update # 20

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

Critical Injuries and Deaths: Reviews and Investigations Update #20

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

Critical Injuries and Deaths: Reviews and Investigations Update #21

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

Critical Injuries and Deaths: Reviews and Investigations Update #22

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

Lost in the Shadows: How a Lack of Help Meant a Loss of Hope for One First Nations Girl

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

Not Fully Invested - A Follow-up Report on the Representative’s Past Recommendations to Help Vulnerable Children in B.C.

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

On Their Own: Examining the Needs of B.C. Youth as They Leave Government Care

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

Out of Sight: How One Aboriginal Child’s Best Interests Were Lost Between Two Provinces

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

Review of Family Care Models, Wilderness Challenge, and Community Group Homes

Brodersen, Etta
Urquhart, Taryn
Pankatz, Courtney
Viljoen, Jodi

When Talk Trumped Service: A Decade of Lost Opportunity for Aboriginal Children and Youth in B.C.

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth

British Columbia Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect - 2008 (BCIS-2008)

MacLaurin, Bruce
Trocmé, Nico
Fallon, Barbara
Sinha, Vandna
Douglas, Janet
Barker, Alison
Horvath, Scott
Hamilton, Laura
Gail, Jordan
Kitt, Olivia
Zelt, Carolyn
Fast, Elizabeth
Thomas-Prokop, Shelley
Hutcheon, Emily
Budgell, Danielle
Daoust, Gabrielle

Fragile Lives, Fragmented Systems: Strengthening Supports for Vulnerable Infants

Turpel-Lafond, Mary Ellen

Growing Up in B.C.

British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth
British Columbia Office of the Provincial Health Officer