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Final volume of landmark RHS report explores healthcare, language, culture, food security in First Nations communities

The second volume of the National Report of the First Nations Regional Health Survey Phase 3, released today by the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC), provides unparalleled insight into a wide array of factors, from language and culture to health-care access and food security, that affect the health and well-being of First Nations people living on reserve and Northern communities across Canada.

This final volume, which marks the conclusion of a landmark five-year survey process conducted by FNIGC and its Regional Partners across the country, explores national RHS Phase 3 data related to health-care access, language, culture, nutrition, food security, physical activity, and personal and community wellness.

Among the RHS Phase 3 Volume Two’s key findings are:

  1. Most First Nations youth and adults have a strong sense of belonging and safety in their community. The majority of First Nations adults (80.6%) rated their sense of community belonging as somewhat or very strong, while 81.5% adults reported feeling reasonably or very safe in their community. More than three-quarters (76.6%) of First Nations youth reported a somewhat or very strong sense of belonging to their community, and 83.2% of youth felt very or reasonably safe in their community.
  2. First Nations children have a strong connection to culture. More than one quarter (26.2%) of First Nations children report that they always or almost always participate in their community’s cultural events, and nearly half (45.2%) reported that they sometimes participated.
  3. First Nations youth are experiencing significantly higher rates of bullying. More than 1 in 4 (27.9%) of First Nations youth had experienced bullying in the RHS Phase 3, compared to 1 in 10 (11.7%) in the RHS Phase 2 (2008-2010). Read more...

Read the full report here: National Report of the First Nations Regional Health Survey Phase 3: Volume Two

 

More reports from FNIGC

The National Report of the First Nations Regional Health Survey Phase 3: Volume One is the first of a landmark two-volume report from the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC). Released in March 2018, the 172-page report offers provides unprecedented insight into a wide range of factors affecting the health and well-being of First Nations people living in reserve and Northern communities across Canada.

The RHS Phase 2 (2008/10): National Report on Adults, Youth and Children Living in First Nations Communities is the national report of the First Nations Regional Survey Phase 2, from the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC). Released in September 2012, the 440-page report provides information about housing, living conditions, health-care access, education, language, oral health, traditional culture, and chronic health conditions of First Nations people living in reserve and Northern communities across Canada.