Facts and Stats: Indigenous Families in Canada

Did you know that there are more than 1.4 million Indigenous people living in Canada, nearly 3 in 10 of whom are children? Did you know that despite accounting for only 7% of all children across the country, Indigenous children and youth represent half of all foster children?

Indigenous families in Canada are highly diverse and, like all families, they adapt and react to evolving social, economic, cultural and environmental contexts. Our newest “Facts and Stats” publication compiles data from Statistics Canada to explore some of the family realities of Indigenous people in Canada.

Download Facts and Stats: Indigenous Families in Canada from the Vanier Institute of the Family.


Published on June 20, 2017

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