Community Legal Information Association of Prince Edward Island (CLIA PEI) - Legal Information for Youth

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Child Protection

I'm Aboriginal - what are my rights?

Child Protection

Where can I go for help?

If you need emergency help, call 911.

Child Protection Information

You can call Child Protection:

... or check out these:

If you want help dealing with the justice system, contact Victim Services:

Charlottetown office:

Summerside office:

Kids Help Phone

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.