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Ontario First Nations Aging Study

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The Ontario First Nations Aging Study, launched in 2015, is a collaboration between the Chiefs of Ontario and university researchers. The study has involved a dedicated and diverse team of advisors, community members, researchers, and leaders. Our goal was to create the first Ontario-wide profile of aging in First Nations populations. This summary report highlights the findings from three key sources of information:

1. a series of conversations about aging well with Anishinaabemowin language speakers and older Anishinaabeg on Manitoulin Island;

2. the First Nations Regional Health Survey, Phase 2, which was coordinated by Chiefs of Ontario. The survey was done in 24 First Nations communities in Ontario in 2008-2010. For this report, we focused on adults aged 45 and older; and 

3. health services data (hospital visits, doctor visits, etc) for all First Nations people living in Ontario who have status and are listed in the Indian Register with the federal government. We used the health services data held at ICES for the nearly 55,000 First Nations adults aged 45 and older living in Ontario who have an Ontario Health Card


  • By

    Laurentian University

  • Published

    May 04, 2023

  • Subject Area
    • Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous Relations
    • Information, Referral, & Advocacy
  • Audience
    • Academics
    • Funders
    • Government (Politicians, Policy Makers) and Health Authorities
    • Service Providers (Non-profits, Community Organizations, Local government)
  • Category
    • Research & Evidence
    • Research & Reports
    • First Nations/Aboriginal Communities


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