De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre, Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres, Hamilton Executive Directors’ Coalition and the Our Health Counts Governing Council are pleased to invite present the Public Release of Our Health Counts Urban Aboriginal Health Database Research Project, Community Report, First Nations Adults and Children, City of Hamilton.

This report documents for the first time basic population health measures such as health care access, chronic disease and disability, Aboriginal specific services, and housing of First Nation adults and children living in Hamilton, Ontario. The report’s key findings include 14 policy recommendations to address the identified striking levels of poverty and health disparities among First Nations residents living in Hamilton and we encourage local, regional, provincial, and national stakeholders in Aboriginal health to attend this launch and participate in the dialogue.

YouTube Video #1 below interviews community members and key stakeholders regarding why we did this study.

YouTube Video #2 below interviews community members and key stakeholders regarding what makes this study unique and different

YouTube Video #3 below interviews Dr. Janet Smyile, Principal Investigator, on her reflections regarding the project.

YouTube Video #4 below interviews Sylvia Maracle, Executive Director of the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres, on her reflections regarding the project.