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Aboriginal Quality of Life

One of the objectives of the Aboriginal Qualify of Life research program, completed in 2008, was to document and analyze innovative approaches to improving the living conditions and community life of Canada’s indigenous peoples. Each of the studies focused on a particular policy field, and the authors were asked to assess the impact of the innovations they examined and present lessons […]

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Aboriginal Quality of Life Under a Modern Treaty

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Aboriginal Quality of Life Under a Modern Treaty

Comprehensive land claim agreements (CLCAs), often referred to as “modern treaties,” are one vehicle with which Aboriginal peoples have attempted to reverse the difficult legacies of past colonial policies and establish a relationship with the Canadian state that better reflects their social, economic and political aspirations and improves their quality of life. In 1975, the […]

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Promoting Equity and Dignity for Aboriginal Children in Canada

The negative effects of colonial disruption on Aboriginal families and communities continue to shape the quality of life of young Aboriginal children. Although many Canadians believe that the colonial oppression of Aboriginal peoples is long over, the situation is the same – or arguably even worse – today as it was in the early 1990s, […]

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Social Housing and the Role of Aboriginal Organizations in Canadian Cities

Since as early as 1970, Aboriginal housing organizations have been operating in urban areas. They have combatted disproportionate housing hardship, fought discrimination in the private and public housing sectors, and delivered housing in the most culturally appropriate ways possible within the parameters of state social housing programs. This paper examines how Aboriginal housing organizations have […]

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Aboriginal Health Care in Northern Ontario

Over a comparatively short period, and at an escalating pace, self-determination has become the defining characteristic of Aboriginal-specific health policies and, to some extent, practices in Canada. This has occurred against a backdrop of improving, but still very poor, health status among our First Nations, MĂ©tis and Inuit citizens, whether they live in urban centres, […]

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Aboriginal Women’s Community Economic Development

In the face of aggravated inequality ten years after the Beijing World Conference on Women and five years after the UN Millennium Development Goals were set, this research study focuses on the hidden success stories involving the enormous and growing innovation and enterprise of Aboriginal women’s community economic development (CED) in Canada. The gendering of […]

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Quality of Life of Aboriginal People in Canada

Questions pertaining to the quality of life and well-being of Aboriginal people in Canada have become increasingly important priorities on the policy agenda. Since the report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples was published a decade ago, both the federal and most provincial governments have formulated and implemented initiatives and action plans designed precisely […]

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Poverty Dynamics among Vulnerable Groups in Canada

Experts examine the transitions into and out of poverty and the extent to which individuals in particular groups are more vulnerable than others.

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Michael Hudson: Real change requires more than words

Reconciliation between Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous Canadians is part of our national discourse. Do Canadians know what is needed to achieve it?

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