Did you know the province of Alberta has 45 First Nations in 3 Treaty Areas and that there are 134 reservations located throughout the province? It is important to acknowledge and honour the diversity of the Aboriginal peoples of Alberta. What may be a reality for the members of a First Nation in the south of Alberta may not be so for a Nation in the north. Further, what may be a social reality for a person who is Métis may not be so for someone who is First Nations.
Families First Edmonton’s special report details the baseline data for the Aboriginal primary caretakers and children who participated in the study. This report captures the lived experiences of a collection of Métis and First Nations people who have familial and kin connections that span the entire province of Alberta and for much of Canada.
The report profiles demographic information of the Aboriginal families who participated in the FFE study, as well as key social determinants of health including education, employment, housing, social inclusion, and family functioning. The executive summary discusses key findings and considerations for programs and services related to child development. The report also details the extent to which these families used health services and service related to child development in Edmonton.
To learn more about the Families First Edmonton project, visit www.familiesfirstedmonton.ualberta.ca
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