Provincial Incidence Studies


The provincial/territorial incidence studies of reported child abuse and neglect are province or territory-wide studies examining the incidence of reported child maltreatment and the characteristics of the children and families investigated by provincial/territorial child welfare services. These studies were conducted as part of the cycles of the Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (CIS). Provincial incidence studies tracked child maltreatment investigations conducted in a representative sample of child welfare service areas across their respective provinces/territories during a three-month window. Weighted provincial/territorial annual estimates were derived based on these investigations.

Provincial/territorial incidence studies have been conducted in: Ontario (1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013 and 2018), Alberta (2003, 2008 and 2014), Quebec (1998, 2008 and 2014), Saskatchewan (2008), British Columbia (2008), and the Northwest Territories (2003).

Links to Provincial/Territorial Incidence Studies


British Columbia

Northwest Territories