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S.M. 2018, c. 37

Bill 223, 3 rd Session, 41st Legislature

The Child and Family Services Amendment Act

Explanatory Note

This note is a reader's aid and is not part of the law.

This Act amends The Child and Family Services Act to ensure that no child is found to be in need of protection solely as a result of the economic or social situation of the child's parent or guardian.

(Assented to November 8, 2018)

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. C80 amended


The Child and Family Services Act is amended by this Act.


The following is added after subsection 17(2):

Economic and social advantages not determinative


A child must not be found to be in need of protection only by reason of their parent or guardian — or if there is no parent or guardian, the person having full-time custody or charge of the child — lacking the same or similar economic and social advantages as others in Manitoba society.

Coming into force


This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.