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Some statistics on indigenous Canadians – Ottawa Citzen

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2015448 Views

December 14, 2015

The Truth and Reconciliation final report includes statistics comparing Canada’s Aboriginal people to the general population in five key areas:

Child welfare

– A 2013 Statistics Canada survey found 14,225 aboriginal children under the age of 14 were in foster care, representing 3.6 per cent of all aboriginal children under the age of 14. (By comparison, at the height of the residential school era, 10,112 were in the schools at a given time.)

– A 2011 Statistics Canada report found that although aboriginal people make up only 4.8 per cent of Canada’s population, they represent almost half (48.1 per cent) of all children aged 14 and younger in foster care in Canada.

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