The Overrepresentation of First Nations Children in the Ontario Child Welfare System: A Call for Systemic Change

Ashley Quinn, Barbara Fallon, Nicolette Joh-Carnella, Marie Saint-Girons

This paper found that there was marked overrepresentation of First Nations children in the child welfare system in Ontario, Canada. These children were three times as likely to be investigated as white children and more likely to be placed when controlling for investigation concerns. The paper concluded that recent policy changes have not brought change to this overrepresentation.


Child and Youth Services Review