New Brunswick

This section contains material related to child welfare in New Brunswick.


New Brunswick - Statistics

New Brunswick: Children and youth in out-of-home care in 2019^

Children in care Child (0-18) population Rate per 1000**
983* 144,301 6.81

^Data obtained through personal communication with Judy Levi. Information from the Social Development Data Analytics and Research Unit.

*Number adjusted to include estimate of children in care on-reserve. See the Children In Out-Of-Home Care In Canada In 2019 Information Sheet for more information. 

**The rate per 1000 is calculated using the population of children covered under the age of protection in New Brunswick (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
Behind Closed Doors: A Story of Neglect

New Brunswick Office of the Child and Youth Advocate

State of the child report: special focus: youth criminal justice

New Brunswick Office of the Child and Youth Advocate

Provincial/Territorial Protocol On Children, Youth and Families Moving Between Provinces and Territories

Government of British Columbia
Government of Alberta
Government of Manitoba
Government of Saskatchewan
Government of New Brunswick
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Government of Nova Scotia
Government of Prince Edward Island
Government of Northwest Territories
Government of Nunavut
Government of Yukon
Government of Ontario

State of the child report: respecting the right to child and youth mental health services

Office of the Child and Youth Advocate

Children's rights impact assessments: A primer for New Brunswick

Whalen, Christian; Kotze, Gavin; Pollack, Candice Ashley, & Office of the Child and Youth Advocate

Family Group Conferences in the Canadian Province of New Brunswick

Poirier Baiani, Geraldine; Rapaport, Joan

Keeping children and youth safe from harm in New Brunswick: a five year strategy by New Brunswickers

Province of New Brunswick

A Long Road Home: An Account of the First Ever New Brunswick Youth In Care Hearings

New Brunswick Youth In Care Network
Cormier, Mathieu (Ed.) 

Rapport annuel 2010-2011

Ministère du Développement social

2009-2010 Annual Report

Department of Social Development

Child Death Review Committee report

New Brunswick Child Death Review Committee

Hand-in-Hand: A Review of First Nations Child Welfare in New Brunswick

Richard, Bernard

New Brunswick Child Care Residential Centre Service Standards for Operators

New Brunswick Department of Social Development

Response to the Child Death Review Committee

Ministry of Social Development

New Brunswick Social Development Internal Response

Government of New Brunswick