How was the curriculum developed?

Experts in injury prevention across Canada recognized that one of the major obstacles to having the injury issue recognized is the lack of a critical mass of knowledgeable practitioners. To address this in a consistent way the Canadian Collaborative Centres for Injury Prevention and Control (CCCIPC) partnered to develop a national injury prevention and control curriculum. Between September 1999 and September 2003 the development and piloting of the bilingual resource, the Canadian Injury Prevention and Control Curriculum (CIPCC), was carried out with funding from Health Canada's Population Health Fund.

In October of 2007 the Canadian Collaborative Centres for Injury Prevention and Control (CCCIPC) decided to change their name to the Canadian Collaborating Centres for Injury Prevention (CCCIP).   Around the same time, and as the course progressed and the facilitators gained field experience, there arose a need to review the content of the curriculum in order to reflect the valuable insights that had been learned.  The CCCIP designated a few of its members as the Revisions Committee to ensure continuous applicability and relevance of the curriculum to the field of injury prevention.

In June 2009, the Revisions Committee produced the 2nd edition of the curriculum.  The revised edition has also tightened its focus and reduced the number of lessons from ten to six by integrating the core issues of the last four lessons into the main body, thus allowing the course to be efficiently taught in two days’ time.  New case scenarios, case studies and a social marketing piece have also been added as well as an expanded section of appendices.

On July 23, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta, a group came together to discuss the plan to update the CIPC and formed the CIPC Revisions Committee comprised of representatives from:

  • The Canadian Collaborating Centres for Injury Prevention

  • The Principle Investigators from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research Child & Youth STAIR Team

  • The Canadian Injury Prevention Trainee Network

The current CIPC is the result of this work.

What is the purpose of the CIPC?

Injury prevention stakeholders at all levels in Canada, local, provincial, territorial and national, recognize that there is a need to increase awareness of the injury issue and efforts to prevent what is often a silent epidemic. One of the main obstacles to having the injury issue recognized in Canada is the lack of a critical mass of knowledgeable practitioners advocating for the issue and evidence based practice.

The main objective of the curriculum is to increase the number of individuals across Canada with the same basic understanding of the

  • epidemiology of injury

  • principles of injury prevention

  • basic injury data systems

  • applied research and planning methodologies

  • program development, implementation and evaluation methods as they apply to injury prevention

How can I become a participant?

To participate in a Canadian Injury Prevention and Control Curriculum workshop contact your provincial organization listed under How to take this course.

How can I become a facilitator?

Candidates for facilitator training are required to have attended and completed the full CIPC workshop and have received a Certificate of Participation in the Canadian Injury Prevention Curriculum. Permission to attend the Facilitator Training workshop may be granted by the CCCIP if the candidate has not participated in the workshop but has an adequate number of years of experience in the field of injury prevention. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate that they have had previous experience in facilitating a group of 10 or more adults.

An agreement between Facilitator Training candidates, their organization or agency of employment, and the CCCIP will be written up to ensure that as a result of this training there is an expectation for the trainee to incorporate this course facilitation into their employment/position.

Completion of the Facilitator Training Registration is required. Please contact your provincial organization for more information or to discuss further.

How much does it cost to take the CIPC course?

Please contact the province of your interest to check their costs as each province may have different rates.  For the contact in your province visit How to take the course.