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.