The Canadian Injury Prevention Trainee Network (CIPTN) founded and led by Dr. Sarah Richmond was developed in 2013 building on the working model of the Strategic Teams in Applied Injury Research Child & Youth Team (STAIR C&Y). CIPTN is a is a not-for-profit organization. To date, the CIPTN has been successful in acquiring funding from a number of groups including STAIR, CIHR, and PHAC. Since the first meeting in 2013 which was attended by 19 trainees the CIPTN has provided trainees in injury prevention with opportunities to update the Canadian Injury Prevention Curriculum (CIPC), write sections of the Canadian Injury Resource and to develop modules for the CIPC.
The CIPTN also provides training opportunities such as CV preparation, grant writing, publishing prep courses; networking opportunities such as PI mentorship breakfasts; collaborative work and national and international opportunities through trainee conference support. The network has been very successful to date, and continues to take on new projects and trainees.