British Columbia Incidence Study

The British Columbia Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (BCIS) 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 British Columbia. There has been one cycle of the study, conducted in 2008. Currently the major findings from the BCIS-2008 are not publicly available.

The BCIS-2008 was conducted through a partnership among the federal (Public Health Agency of Canada) and provincial governments, child welfare service providers including provincial level First Nations child welfare organizations, university-based researchers of multiple disciplines, and child advocates.

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

Title Authors Year of Publication
British Columbia Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect - 2008 (BCIS-2008)

MacLaurin, Bruce
Trocmé, Nico
Fallon, Barbara
Sinha, Vandna
Douglas, Janet
Barker, Alison
Horvath, Scott
Hamilton, Laura
Gail, Jordan
Kitt, Olivia
Zelt, Carolyn
Fast, Elizabeth
Thomas-Prokop, Shelley
Hutcheon, Emily
Budgell, Danielle
Daoust, Gabrielle

Researcher Organization Province / Territory
Fallon, Barbara University of Toronto Ontario
MacLaurin, Bruce University of Calgary Alberta
Sinha, Vandna McGill Unversity Quebec
Trocmé, Nico McGill University Quebec