Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Results of FN survey to be in spotlight

An open house focused on results of the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey, “First Findings,” will be held Jan. 23 from 1:30-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre.
Statistics Canada released data Nov. 25 from the national survey of First Nations’ people living off-reserve, Métis, and Inuit aged six and over.

The 2012 APS, which represents the fourth cycle of the survey, focuses on issues of education, employment, and health.
It also collected information on language, income, housing, and mobility.
The open house will cover the results of the accompanying report, “The Education and Employment Experiences of First Nations People Living Off Reserve, Inuit, and Métis: Selected Findings from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey.”
It provides insights into factors associated with staying in or dropping out of school, how educational background can affect work experiences, and what plans for further schooling might be among First Nations’ people living off-reserve, Inuit, and Métis aged 18-44.
Data will be presented for Canada and for Ontario separately.
As well, data from the 2011 National Household Survey, released throughout 2013, will be highlighted, with a focus on aboriginal peoples.
A question-and-answer period will follow the presentations.
The open house is open to anyone.
Those who plan to attend are urged to RSVP to Wade Roseborough, advisor to the Aboriginal Liaison Program, Statistics Canada-Northwestern Ontario, by this Monday (Jan. 13) so he knows how many people to expect.
He can be contacted at wroseborough@bell.net
The deadline is not set in stone, however, and people are welcome to simply show up at the open house.
“I don’t expect anyone will be turned away,” noted Roseborough.
“The more the merrier.
The open house is being hosted by Statistics Canada and the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre.

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