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Closing the Data Gap for Urban Indigenous Populations

September 26, 2023

Our Health Counts

There is a critical and alarming gap in high quality, comprehensive, and inclusive data for urban Indigenous populations in Canada. Such limitations are compounded by system barriers and colonial processes. These include the lack of culturally-based, Indigenous-led and specific measures that prevent and exclude Indigenous people from governing, managing, and leading their own research and data processes (Smylie et al. (2011)); Our Health Counts (OHC) aims to address the health information gap and ensure that urban Indigenous communities have ownership, access, control, and possession of data that impacts their health and wellbeing.

Please view the PDFs below to access the various data sets. 

Read the Our Health Counts Reports