Distribution of foster children, by province and territory, Canada, 2011

Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Statistics Canada, 2012, Families and Households Highlight Tables. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-312-XWE2011002. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/hlt-fst/fam/index-eng.cfm?Lang=E -accessed March 19, 2017.

In 2011 there were 47,885 children living with foster families in Canada.

Almost half were in Ontario and Quebec – with 24% in each of the two provinces.

Another 15% were in BC and 12% in Alberta.