Aboriginal Communities in Profile


Vibrant and complex, the Aboriginal community in Ontario is made up of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples—three distinct and diverse groups with unique heritages, languages, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.

The well-being and success of the Aboriginal community is of great importance to us. This provincial profile provides a closer look at the demographic trends in Aboriginal communities in Ontario between 2001 and 2006.

To better understand the trends in Aboriginal communities in Ontario, we asked Statistics Canada to use the most recent census information to prepare five profiles of Aboriginal communities.One profile is for Ontario overall. The other  four profiles are for OTF regions that invited deeper analysis. This was based on factors such as size, growth, proportion, or other distinct features.