A Crown ward is a child under the age of 18 years who has been taken away from their parents’ care by the court and is in the care of a children’s aid society (CAS). The CAS makes all of the decisions for the child that their parents would normally make.
A curriculum is a document that explains what students are expected to learn and how they will learn those things. Some curriculum documents include details such as:
- specific lessons and activities,
- books or resources to use, and
- how to test or assess the student.
Some curriculum documents just say what knowledge and skills students should learn.
A custodial sentence is a sentence that involves a period of jail time.
The new term for custody is decision-making responsibility for most family law cases. If you have a child protection case, the term custody may still be used.
Decision-making responsibility or custody is the right to make important decisions about how to care for and raise a child. It includes the right to make decisions about the child's health, education, religion, and important extra-curricular activities.
The parents can agree to or the court can give:
- one parent all decision-making responsibility,
- 2 or more parents decision-making responsibility, or
- different parents separate responsibilities, for example, one parent makes decisions about the child's health and another parent makes decisions about the child's religion.
When you are in custody it means that you are detained and are not free to go. You may be held in custody by the police, or by correctional officers in jail.
A conditional sentence is also considered custody, even though the restriction on your liberty occurs in the community (usually house arrest).
Custody is the right of a parent to make important decisions about how to care for and raise a child. It includes the right to make decisions about the child's health, education, and religion. Custody is not about which parent the child lives with or how much time a child spends with each parent.
There are different types of custody. Sole custody means only one parent has the right to make these decisions. Joint custody means both parents have the right to make these decisions.
Other people, for example, grandparents, can also apply to the court for custody.
A custody order is a court order. It sets the terms and conditions for the people who are allowed to spend time with a child, or have custody of that child. When a person has custody of a child, they have the right to make important decisions about how to care for that child, such as the child’s education and health care.
Customary care is the type of care a First Nations, Inuk, or Métis child might get if they can’t be cared for by their parents. It means the child is cared for in a way that considers their First Nations, Inuk, or Métis community’s culture, heritage, traditions, and who they see as family.
Customer Service Resolution is a way to solve a complaint that you have with the police. The Office of the Independent Police Review Director decides whether a complaint should be resolved using Customer Service Resolution.
The process usually takes less than 45 days and is used for less serious complaints. For example, it might be used if the police were not polite or treated you unfairly.
You and the police officers or police service work together to:
- understand what happened
- share concerns
- take steps to solve the problems