In 2000 the McCreary Centre Society conducted a health survey of marginalized and street-involved youth in six communities across British Columbia. The study was repeated in nine communities in 2006 and was completed by 762 youth, 410 of whom identiﬁed as Aboriginal (54%). In the communities that participated in both surveys there was a rise in the numbers of Aboriginal youth from 36% to 57%. This report takes a closer look at the experiences of those Aboriginal youth who completed the survey and also discusses the response to these ﬁndings of community stakeholders in the nine communities that participated. Although the survey was not created with a cultural lens, the community discussions that took place to guide this report clearly emphasized the importance of including such a lens when considering the research ﬁndings, including the legacy of colonization, cultural disconnection, the diversity of Aboriginal cultures, and the importance of culturally-relevant interventions.
The report is available here.