Walking the Prevention Circle Evaluation

The health of Aboriginal children and youth has been identified as a critical issue in Canada. Walking the Prevention Circle (WTPC) is a violence prevention program specifically designed to support Aboriginal communities in promoting healthy relationships and healthy development for their children and youth. WTPC is a capacity building model for communities to train their own prevention educators, developed and delivered by Red Cross Aboriginal Coordinators in close collaboration with Aboriginal communities. WTPC acknowledges the history, challenges and potential of Aboriginal individuals and communities as it explores issues relating to abuse, neglect and interpersonal violence. The project has three objectives: (1) To analyze existing evaluation data from 25 WTPC communities, (2) To conduct face-to-face interviews with Aboriginal leaders from 5 WTPC communities, (3) To develop, administer, and analyze a follow-up questionnaire for 25 WTPC communities. This research will enable the Red Cross to evaluate and augment the WTPC program and continue their important work of supporting healthy relationships and healthy development for Aboriginal children and youth in Canada.This project is in partnership with PREVNet.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Debra Pepler


Alice Vaughn


Canadian Red Cross





York University



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