New report shows climb in Edmonton aboriginal residents finishing school, finding jobs

37 First Nations youth take part in the Oskayak Police Academy with Edmonton police. Kendra Slugoski, Global News

EDMONTON — An annual report conducted by Edmonton’s Community Foundation and Social Planning council shows some significant changes within the city’s aboriginal community.

The Vital Signs report details aboriginal employment, education, homelessness, and attitudes and feelings towards the aboriginal population.

The report identifies a number of interesting findings, including a rise in aboriginal residents completing high school and entering the labour force.

Here are some of the most interesting findings in the report:

Graphic by Tonia Huynh, Global News

Graphic by Tonia Huynh, Global News.

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Edmonton Community Foundation focuses on stimulating change and community growth in various areas including community and social services as well as culture and heritage.

Edmonton Social Planning Council conducts research and analysis into a variety of topics, specifically low income and poverty. Its goal is to provide the public and government with accurate information to help with informed decision making.

Full Vital Signs report below: 

New Vital Signs Report on Edmonton’s Aboriginal population

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