Alberta Incidence Study

The Alberta Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (AIS) is designed to collect information about the children and families who are investigated by child welfare services on a periodic basis, using a standardized set of definitions, from every jurisdiction in Alberta. Two cycles of the study were completed for the years 2003 and 2008 and a third cycle is being completed for the year 2014. The major findings from the AIS-2003 and the AIS-2008 may be downloaded on this website as well as the Government of Alberta website. The AIS-2014 major findings report will be available for download following public release. 

The three cycles of the Alberta Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect reflect a partnership between the provincial government, child welfare service providers including provincial level First Nations child welfare organizations, university-based researchers of multiple disciplines, child advocates and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Funding for the current AIS-2014 was provided by the Government of Alberta. 

NOTE: These are findings that reflect the Alberta child welfare system. Please note also that publications related to the AIS are often only available in English. 

Title Authors Year
Alberta Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect-2008 (AIS-2008): Major Findings
MacLaurin, Bruce
Trocmé, Nico
Fallon, Barbara
Sinha, Vandna
Feehan, Richard
Enns, Rick
Gail, Jordan
Kitt, Olivia
Thomas‑Prokop, Shelley
Zelt, Carolyn
Daoust, Gabrielle
Hutcheon, Emily
Budgell, Danielle
2013
Alberta Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect-2003 (AIS-2003): Major Findings

MacLaurin, Bruce
Trocmé, Nico
Fallon, Barbara
McCormack, Megan
Pitman, Lisa
Forest, Nathalie
Banks, Jennifer
Shangreaux, Corbin
Perrault, Ellen

2005
Title Authors Year
Alberta incidence study of reported child abuse and neglect (AIS-2003): Rates of child maltreatment

MacLaurin, Bruce
Trocmé, Nico
Fallon, Barbara
McCormack, Megan
Pitman, Lisa

2008
Alberta incidence study of reported child abuse and neglect (AIS-2003): Service dispositions for substantiated child maltreatment

MacLaurin, Bruce
Trocmé, Nico
Fallon, Barbara
Pitman, Lisa
McCormack, Megan

2008