Preventing Unintentional Injuries in Indigenous Children and Youth in Canada
Available in English and French
Author: Anna Banerji; Canadian Paediatric Society, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health Committee
Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death in Canadian Indigenous children and youth, occurring at rates three to four times the national average. This position statement discusses unintentional injuries in Canadian Indigenous children and youth, injury mechanisms and recommendations for reducing the rate and severity of these injuries.