This section contains links to Canadian and international statistics, statistical reports, and demographic information related to child welfare.
Child Welfare Statistics by Province and Terrority
In 2013, there were an estimated 62,428 children in out-of-home care across Canada (Jones, Sinha, & Trocmé, 2015).
Because child welfare services fall under the jurisdiction of provincial and territorial authorities each province has different legislation pertaining to child protection interventions, making it difficult to compare rates of children in out-of-home care across provinces. For information on the number of children in care by province or territory please see the statistics section for the specific province/territory of interest: