First Nations Incidence Study

ABOUT The First Nations Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (FNIS-2019):

The First Nations Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (FNIS) 2019 will collect on data on the context of First Nations child welfare, the child maltreatment related investigations conducted by Indigenous child welfare agencies, and the  2 year child welfare trajectories of investigated children. FNIS-2019 will be conducted in collaboration with provincial incidence studies (e.g. the Ontario Incidence Study, the Alberta Incidence Study, and the Etude Incidence Quebec) and the Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (CIS).  The study is overseen by a national advisory committee which brings together First Nations/Aboriginal child welfare practitioners, policy specialists and academics, with diverse perspectives and experiences. The study will build on the knowledge gained through a 2008 pilot study, the First Nations component of the CIS (FNCIS-2008), and on the OCAP (Ownership, Control, Access, Possession) based framework established for FNCIS-2008.


Investigators: 
Vandna Sinha  | Barbara Fallon  | Nico Trocmé  |  Bruce MacLaurin  |  Sonia Hélie  |  Tonino Esposito  |  Bryn King | Delphine Collin-Vezina
Funding:
FNIS-2019 is a project of the AFN, it is made possible by funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada

FNIS Advisory Committee Members:

Martin Orr (Assembly of First Nations)  | Tara Petti (Southern First Nations Network of Care, Manitoba)  |  Richard Gray (First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission, Quebec)  |  Marlyn Bennett (Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba)  |  Rachelle Dallaire & Connie Martin (Indigenous Perspectives Society, British Columbia)  |  Judy Levi (Social Development Ministry of New Brunswick)  |  H. Monty Montgomery (Faculty of Social Work, University of Regina (Saskatoon), Saskatchewan)  |  Shannon Soop (Kainaiwa Children’s Services Corporation, Alberta)  |  Kenn Richard (Native Child and Family Services, Toronto)  |  Theresa Stevens (Association of Native Child and Family Service Agencies of Ontario)   |  Shelley Prokop Thomas (Saskatchewan First Nations Community and Family Institute) 

Related Links

 |  Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal (CWRP)  |  FNCIS-2008 Publications  |  Canadian Incidence Study (CIS-2008) Information  |

 |  Provincial Incidence Studies   |