I'm Aboriginal - what are my rights?
- What happens during an investigation?
- If my case goes to court, what will happen?
- What can I expect if I go into foster care?
- What are my rights?
- I'm Aboriginal - what are my rights?
Where can I go for help?
If you need emergency help, call 911.
Child Protection Information
You can call Child Protection:
- (902) 368-5330 (during the business hours)
- (877) 341-3101 (business hours toll free)
- (902) 368-6868 (after hours)
- (800) 341-6868 (after hours toll free)
... or check out these:
If you want help dealing with the justice system, contact Victim Services:
- 1 Harbourside Access Road
- (902) 368-4582
- 263 Harbour Drive, Summerside
- (902) 888-8217, or
- (902) 888-8218
In addition to all of these rights, the Child Protection Act recognizes the importance of preserving your cultural identity and heritage for Aboriginal children. The Act also has specific provisions for Aboriginal children and youth.
If you are a registered member of a band or entitled to be registered as a member of a band, the Director of Child Protection must:
- tell the designated representative of the band that an investigation is taking place.
- tell the designated representative of the band about what was decided and whether an agreement has been made for your protection.
- tell the designated representative of the band about any court proceedings.
- work with the designated representative of the band when developing your plan of care.