The Northwest Territories Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (NWTIS) 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 the Northwest Territories. There has been one cycle of the study, conducted in 2003.
The NWTIS-2003 was conducted through a partnership among the federal (Public Health Agency of Canada) and territorial governments, child welfare service providers including territorial level First Nations child welfare organizations, university-based researchers of multiple disciplines, and child advocates.
NOTE: These are findings that reflect the Northwest Territories child welfare system. Please note also that publications related to the NWTIS are often only available in English.