*Dissatisfied/Very dissatisfied use with caution
Percents may not add up to 100 because responses of ‘don’t know’, ‘refusal’ and ‘not stated’ were included in the calculation of all estimates and rounding. Additionally, ‘not stated’ and ‘not applicable’ responses were removed.
Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Statistics Canada, Aboriginal Children’s Survey, 2006. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-634-x/2008005/t/6000032-eng.htm -accessed August 22, 2017.
In 2006, 46% of parents/guardians of Métis children under age 6 reported that they were ‘very satisfied’ with their housing conditions and an additional 43% reported they were satisfied.
Only 18% parents/guardians of Métis children under age 6 reported that they were ‘very satisfied’ with their finances and 21% reported being ‘dissatisfied/very dissatisfied’.
The large majority (93%) of parents/guardians of Métis children under age 6 reported that they were ‘very satisfied’ or ‘satisfied’ with their social support networks. The same majority (93%) reported being ‘very satisfied’ or ‘satisfied’ with their main job or activity.
While Métis people still experience many inequalities in the determinants affecting health and well-being compared to the general Canadian population, they generally live in better quality housing, are more likely to be employed in better quality jobs, and have higher incomes than their Inuit and First Nations on-reserve counterparts.1 As a result, they generally have high levels of satisfaction with key determinants of health, including housing, social support, employment and income.
1National Aboriginal Economic Development Board. (2015). The Aboriginal Economic Progress Report. Gatineau, QC: Author. Retrieved October 7, 2017 from http://www.naedb-cndea.com/reports/NAEDB-progress-report-june-2015.pdf; and Statistics Canada. (2016). Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: First Nations People, Métis and Inuit. Ottawa, ON: Author. Retrieved October 7, 2017 from http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/as-sa/99-011-x/99-011-x2011001-eng.pdf