Ottawa, ON – Statistics Canada is currently collecting data for their 2017 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (January 16 to June 30, 2017). The Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS) is a national survey that collects information from First Nations people living off reserve, Métis and Inuit people living in Canada. It is a thematic survey that focuses on Indigenous peoples’ participation in the Canadian economy, and includes questions on health, language, housing and mobility. More information can be found on Statistics Canada’s website.
The National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) supports maximum participation in the APS data collection process. The more robust the information collected, the more accurate and complete picture Canada will have of the communities Friendship Centres serve.
The previous 2012 APS data has been tremendously valuable in understanding the needs of communities. The Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network’s Demographic Project is a great example of how information gleaned from these surveys can be utilized. Your participation this year will provide a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges faced education and employment, and in accessing quality culturally appropriate health and other services.
For more information, contact:
Director of Research and Special Projects