Child abuse is any form of physical, emotional and/or sexual mistreatment or lack of care (neglect) that causes injury or emotional damage to a child or youth.
an issue that demands our attention and action
Numbers by Gender
Between April 1, 2013 and December 31, 2017, the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre assessed 7,091 infants, children and youth
(average of 124 cases per month)
2% Transgender and Unknown
Less Than 1 Year Old*
1-3 years old
4-7 years old
8-11 years old
12-15 years old
16-17 years old
*In addition, 2,140 infants were assessed through the Alberta Vulnerable Infant Response Team (AVIRT) since April 1, 2013.
Types of abuse experienced
Because the SKCAC assesses ALL cases of sexual abuse, a higher rate of sexual abuse is represented at the SKCAC than is seen in the general population.
**Other includes emotional abuse, medical child abuse and sexual exploitation.