This section contains material related to child welfare in Nunavut.


Nunavut - Statistics

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

Children in care Child (0-18) population Rate per 1000*
358 14,943  23.96

^Nunavut Department of Family Services. (2019). Child and Family Services Act - 2018/19 Annual Report.

*The rate per 1000 is calculated using the population of children covered under the age of protection in Nunavut (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
Representative for Youth and Children: 2016-2017 Annual Report

Nunavut Representative for Children and Youth

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

Response to the Department of Education’s Proposed Amendments to the 2008 Education Act

Representative for Children and Youth

Director of Children and Family Services Annual Report 2012/13

Dudding, Peter

Follow-up report on child and family services in Nunavut

Offices of the Auditor General of Canada

Director of Child and Family Services Annual Report 2011-2012 (Nunavut)

Mark Arnold

2010-2011 Annual Report on the State of Inuit Culture and Society: The Status of Inuit Children and Youth in Nunavut

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated

Government of Nunavut Responses to Recommendations by the Standing Committee on Oversight of Government Operations and Public Accounts

Nunavut Minister of Health and Social Services

Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut—2011: Children, Youth and Family Programs and Services in Nunavut

Office of the Auditor General of Canada

Nunavut Maternal Newborn and Health Care Strategy 2009-2014

Department of Health and Social Services