The Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study is an extensive new research study that has gone beyond the numbers to capture the values, experiences and aspirations of Aboriginal peoples living in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and Ottawa.
Speaking directly with a representative group of 2,614 First Nations peoples, Métis and Inuit living in these major Canadian cities, as well as 2,501 non-Aboriginal Canadians, the Environics Institute, led by Michael Adams, has released the Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study, which offers Canadians a new perspective of their Aboriginal neighbours. Guided by an Advisory Circle, Aboriginal people designed the research themes, methodology, and executed the main survey. City findings are now available, beginning with the Regina City Report, and the Toronto City Report, which takes a look at the Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study results specifically through a community based lens on each of those cities. Also available for download is a power point Regina presentation, and a Toronto presentation of the results. This project focuses on the City of Vancouver and compares Vancouver to the overall study results and to other cities. The Vancouver City Report will analyze the date generated by the overall study for city specific results and provide key insights in program and policy development.