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STATSCAN Study: Women in Canada: First Nations, Métis and Inuit women

Released: 2016-02-23

Aboriginal women with higher levels of education had slightly higher employment rates than non-Aboriginal women in 2011. Specifically, 81.8% of Aboriginal women with a certificate, diploma or degree at the bachelor level or above were employed, compared with 79.5% of their non-Aboriginal counterparts. The same pattern held true for all three Aboriginal identity groups: First Nations, Métis and Inuit women.

These results highlight the importance of education, especially as Aboriginal women are generally less likely than non-Aboriginal women to have a postsecondary qualification. In general, Aboriginal women are also less likely to be employed than their non-Aboriginal counterparts.

These findings are taken from a new chapter, “First Nations, Métis and Inuit Women,” which is part of the seventh edition of Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report, released today. The chapter examines some of the demographic, cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of the Aboriginal female population. Wherever possible, information is provided for First Nations, Métis and Inuit women separately. read more….

NEW KAIROS RESOURCE: Strength for Climbing: Steps on the Journey of Reconciliation
Download KAIROS’ newest resource entitled Strength for Climbing: On the Journey to Reconciliation, part of the upcoming KAIROS Winds of Change campaign, here:

This booklet is designed to help non-Indigenous communities begin on a path of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

By learning and unlearning.
By building relationships.
By actively practicing reconciliation.
By living out our commitment in worship, in prayer and in just action.

KAIROS is with you on this journey, as together we strive to practice reconciliation.



 Repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery: Presentation made to the ELCIC Convention – July 10 2015