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  • Articles and reports: 81-599-X2023001
    Description: This fact sheet uses 2016 data to examine the education outcomes of First Nations youth aged 19 to 30 in secondary and postsecondary learning, alongside characteristics that may affect their educational experience. This study is guided by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Calls to Action, which recognize the importance of equitable education in the success of Indigenous peoples. Comparisons between First Nations and non-Indigenous youth are presented in response to the TRC’s 55th Call to Action.
    Release date: 2023-06-21

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X202309636547
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2023-04-06

  • Articles and reports: 41-20-00022023002
    Description: Using a longitudinal dataset created through the linkage of the 2006 Indigenous Peoples Survey (IPS; formerly called the Aboriginal Peoples Survey) and the 2016 long-form Census, this study examines childhood factors that are associated with the completion of a high school or greater education by young adulthood, among off-reserve First Nations, Métis and Inuit children. Bivariate results examining the likelihood of having completed high school or greater education by different childhood characteristics including socioeconomic and demographic ones are presented for First Nations children living off reserve, and Métis and Inuit children separately. These characteristics were chosen based on previous literature. Using a pooled sample, it examines the association between childhood factors and the outcome using multivariate analysis to account for confounding factors.
    Release date: 2023-04-06

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X202300100002
    Description: In 2015 The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada placed child well-being foremost in their Calls to Action list and within Action 19 called upon the federal government to identify gaps in health between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, including measures of long-term trends. Based on the 2006 and 2011 Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohorts (CanCHECs), this study extends previous work by separately reporting the hospitalization rates for two cohorts of First Nations children and youth living on or off reserve, Métis children and youth, and Inuit children and youth living in Inuit Nunangat (excluding Nunavik), relative to the rates among non-Indigenous children and youth.
    Release date: 2023-01-18

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2021085
    Description:

    This infographic examines selected characteristics of Indigenous youth in Canada. It includes information on the relative youth of Indigenous people and looks at the language and cultural characteristics of Indigenous youth which are comprised of First Nations people, Métis and Inuit. Youth are defined as those aged 15 to 24 years. Data are drawn from the 2016 Census of Population and the 2017 Aboriginal Peoples Survey.

    Release date: 2021-12-01

  • Stats in brief: 98-200-X2016020
    Description:

    This Census in Brief article describes the diverse family characteristics of Aboriginal children aged 0 to 4, including children living in two-parent families, in lone-parent families, and with grandparents, as well as foster children in private homes. Results are presented for First Nations, Métis and Inuit children.

    Release date: 2017-10-25

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201700714844
    Description:

    This study provides national counts (excluding Quebec) of acute care hospitalizations and the leading diagnoses for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children (ages 0 to 9) and youth (ages 10 to 19). Data are presented for First Nations people living on and off reserve, Métis, and Inuit living in Inuit Nunangat. The analysis is based on socio-demographic information (including Aboriginal identity) from the 2006 Census that was linked to hospital discharge records.

    Release date: 2017-07-19

  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201600114547
    Description:

    This study uses data from the National Household Survey (NHS) to examine the living arrangements of Aboriginal children aged 14 and under, and includes results about the proportion of Aboriginal children who lived with lone parents, with their grandparents, or in a stepfamily. The study also provides key statistics about Aboriginal foster children.

    Release date: 2016-04-13

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201501114223
    Description:

    This study uses the 2006 Aboriginal Children’s Survey to examine associations between physical and psychosocial housing characteristics and physical and mental health outcomes of Inuit children aged 2 to 5.

    Release date: 2015-11-18

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201300411776
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Based on the results of Statistics Canada's 2006 Aboriginal Children's Survey, this article presents an overview of how often First Nations children living off reserve, Métis children and Inuit children aged 2 to 5 consume various types of food, including foods considered traditional or country among Aboriginal people.

    Release date: 2013-04-17
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 89-634-X2008006
    Description:

    This guide is intended to help data users understand the concepts and methods used in the 2006 Aboriginal Children's Survey (ACS), which was conducted from October 2006 to March 2007.

    Technical details on sampling, processing and data quality are included in this guide. Further, the guide explains the relationship between the ACS and the 2006 Census and cautions users as to important differences in the data produced from these two sources. Appendix 1 contains a glossary of terms that relate to the ACS. Answers to some frequently asked questions are provided in Appendix 2. Links to the 2006 ACS questionnaires are found in Appendix 3.

    Release date: 2008-11-18

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3250
    Description: The purpose of the Indigenous Peoples Survey (IPS) is to provide data on the social and economic conditions of First Nations people living off reserve, Métis and Inuit, aged 15 and over, in Canada.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5108
    Description: The Aboriginal Children's Survey was designed to provide a picture of the early development of Aboriginal children and the social and living conditions in which they are learning and growing. The survey provides an extensive set of data about Aboriginal (Métis, Inuit, and off-reserve First Nations) children under six years of age in urban, rural, and northern locations across Canada.
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