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Study: Child Welfare Policy Analysis in Ontario & B.C.

How does child welfare address immigration status?

We conducted an intersectional discourse analysis of 24 policy documents from BC and ON to understand how provincial legislation, regulations, and practice guidelines address the immigration status of children and families involved in child welfare system and sought to understand how child welfare workers are directed to address immigration challenges. Our analysis shows clear omissions and silence surrounding immigration status in child welfare policies and little understanding on how precarious status can shape a family’s journey through the child welfare system.

To learn more about our policy analysis work, please download our summary below:

BP Policy Brief Draft
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