In 2006 the Injury Prevention Centre (then, ACICR) convened a collaborative meeting with invited representatives of the Métis Settlements and other key stakeholder organizations representative of both urban and rural Aboriginal communities. The purpose was to discuss what could be done to move injury prevention forward in Aboriginal communities in Alberta to begin addressing the injury problem particularly in off-reserve Aboriginal communities. The discussion resulted in the formation of the Aboriginal Injury Prevention Working Group.
A project funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada was undertaken in February 2006 by the Aboriginal Injury Prevention Working Group to develop a culturally appropriate Aboriginal Model for Injury Prevention. The purpose of the model was to guide the development of actions that would assist Aboriginal communities toward the implementation of community injury prevention initiatives.
A subsequent project was completed in 2009 that resulted in the development of a Five Year Strategic Plan that focused on Métis Settlements and Aboriginal community action in both urban and rural areas of Alberta.
Aboriginal Peoples include First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people living in urban and rural communities. Due to data limitations, the data presented below is solely for First Nations (Registered Indians).
For more information on the membership of the Aboriginal Injury Prevention Working Group and the two projects see the following documents: