Social Conditions of Indigenous People in Canada ~ Begin By Understanding Indigenous Communities Are Diverse and Uniquely Different

There are a number of important indicators that are used to understand and identify the health and wellness of individuals and families. In Ontario, since 2014 a great deal of work has occurred in creating and ‘Urban Indigenous Action Plan’ with the goal of improving the socio-economic situation for all Aboriginal peoples, who live, work, and raise their families in urban communities across Ontario.

What are considered important indicators of family and child wellness?


A safe and stable place to live

Reliable and adequate income/employment

Access to nutritious food

Education and learning opportunities

Access to health services

Belonging and participation in social networks

Practice and promotion of culture/language




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