The Office of the Chief Coroner’s Death Review of the Youth Suicides at the Pikangikum First Nation 2006 – 2008
Letter To The Chief Coroner
June 1, 2011
Dear Dr. McCallum,
I submit this report on the review of the deaths by suicide of the youth of Pikangikum First Nation which occurred in the Province of Ontario between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2008.
The Review Team examined each of the 16 deaths that occurred and the report presents 5 of those deaths as representative examples. The report makes 100 recommendations in the areas of health care, suicide prevention, education, policing, child welfare, and the social determinants of health.
Bert Lauwers, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Project Manager, Pikangikum Youth Suicides
Deputy Chief Coroner – Investigations
Chair, Paediatric Death Review Committee
Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario
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