Bringing in More Voices: A Comparative Analysis of Canadian Provincial Child Welfare Legislation as It Relates to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
Référence bibliographique 
Elling, Yaffa. 2010. «Bringing in More Voices: A Comparative Analysis of Canadian Provincial Child Welfare Legislation as It Relates to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child». Thèse de doctorat, Ottawa, Université de Carleton, Département de travail social.
Intentions : «This study is an exploratory comparison of Canada’s provincial child welfare legislation […], to examine how these policies and practices afford children in care six major rights of citizenship, namely: equal treatment regardless of age, identity, family and cultural access, mobility, liberty and due process, the right to legal recourse and financial support.» (p. i)
Questions/Hypothèses : «Do Canada’s provincial and federal child welfare acts and practices satisfy the conditions of the United Nations Charter on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which Canada ratified in 1991 (Canadian Coalition for the Rights of the Child , 2003, P. 3)?» (p. i)
Échantillon/Matériau : L’auteure base son analyse sur nombreux rapports gouvernementaux, fédéral et provinciaux ainsi que sur des rapports des Nations-Unies.
Type de traitement des données : Réflexion critique
«In sum, [the] six themes were […] examined within each of the provincial child welfare acts and assessed based on whether or not the legislation reflected the following child rights perspectives: protectionist, family preservationist, community preservationist and child liberationist. This analysis was very difficult given that the variations between provincial legislation were inconsistent in terms of the four theoretical perspectives I applied to it. It would appear that the legislation is reactive, in that it was likely created in a piecemeal fashion as problems in child welfare practice arose, rather than developed as a single approach based in children’s rights theory. Furthermore the legislation has evolved over time and in some cases created before Canada signed the UNCRC. It is therefore not possible to state that anyone provincial child welfare act is entirely protectionist, family preservationist, community preservationist nor child liberationist. Nor is it possible to state that the information I found in the child welfare acts in any one of the six themes of rights fit neatly into these four theoretical frame works.» (p. 218) Les politiques familiales, les droits de l’enfant pour la province du Québec sont discutés dans cette thèse et comparés au reste du Canada.