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May 19, 2023
OFIFC’s Report on the Mental Health and Addictions Environmental Scan 2022
NationTalk: The Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) provides this report to inform the province of Ontario about the gaps in mental health and addiction supports for Friendship Centres and the barriers to access healthcare that impact urban Indigenous communities across the province. Friendship Centres are improving health outcomes by offering critical community-based, culturally...
November 30, 2020
Our Health Counts: Thunder Bay
NetNewsLedger – Participants were selected using respondent-driven sampling, a statistical method that uses social networks to recruit Indigenous people living in the city. Data released from the survey focused on Indigenous adults’ and children’s experiences with the health care system in Thunder Bay show communities deeply rooted in their cultural traditions and identities, while facing...
March 25, 2019
Our Health Counts: Kenora
895 The Lake – A new “Our Health Counts” project is targeted at indigenous residents in the Kenora and surrounding first nation communities. Organizers says they hope to get as many as 900 surveys completed in the next year or so. It’s hoped the survey results will give a more accurate count of the aboriginal...
Regional Health Survey: Volume 1
Regional Health Survey: Volume 1 The meaning of First Nations health and well-being is defined as “the total health of the total person within the total environment.” The concept of total health is defined as “all aspects and components of health and well-being seen as integrally interconnected with one another within an inclusive and inter-related...
Regional Health Survey: Volume 2
Regional Health Survey: Volume 2 First Nations wellness encompasses Indigenous knowledge, culture, language, world view and spirituality as indicators of health. These indicators are core to an overall understanding of how we, as a people, keep ourselves “balanced” and therefore healthy. This reinforces the need for the RHS Cultural Framework to be used in interpreting...
Our Health Counts: Toronto
The study was based on Toronto’s indigenous population that – based on preliminary findings – is approximately 2-4Xs larger that what Statistics Canada reported (2011 NHS). Why the difference? Many indigenous people move frequently or are homeless and the study did not require a fixed address (unlike the National Household Survey (NHS) that uses mailing...
July 1, 2017
Our Health Counts: Ottawa
Key Findings: “Inuit in Ottawa have experienced very high levels of historical trauma due to colonial policies such as residential schools and forced relocation. Current discriminatory practices, including racism in social services, health care and high levels of child protection agency involvement contribute to an ongoing cycle of poverty and trauma. Additional barriers to health...
April 1, 2011
Our Health Counts: Hamilton
There were three project community sites for the Our Health Coiunts study: First Nations in Hamilton, Inuit in Ottawa, and Métis in Ottawa. This report focuses on the First Nations in Hamilton community site, which was chosen as the First Nations project community site because of its significant Aboriginal population (13,735) persons reporting Aboriginal ancestry...
Regional Health Survey
The First Nations Information Governance Centre is an independent, apolitical, and technical non-profit organization operating with a special mandate from the Assembly of First Nations’ Chiefs-in-Assembly (Resolution #48, December 2009) Mission With First Nations, we assert data sovereignty and support the development of information governance and management at the community level through regional and national...
Our Health Counts
Our Health Counts: Urban Aboriginal Database Research Project The “Our Health Counts” project will contribute to the priority area of Applying the “Two-Eyed Seeing” Model in Aboriginal Health, specifically utilizing “Two-Eyed Seeing” in assessing and improving the health of urban Aboriginal people. The study design provides an opportunity to address the broad gaps in urban...
Our Health Counts: London
Only 14% of Indigenous adults in London completed the 2011 Census. To obtain a representative sample, 80% of households should have completed the Census. Only 9% completed the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). OHC London study findings indicate that there are 17,108-22,155 Indigenous adults in London. This is 3-4 times more than estimated by Statistics...
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