FIRST NATIONS CANADA
There is a current backlog of more than 100,000 First Nations families already qualified for governmental assistance, with substantial funding already in place with no suitable housing for placement.
FIRST NATIONS DEMOGRAPHICS
The First Nations refers to aboriginal peoples of Canada and is comprised of more than 600 tribes (or bands) spread across Canada with the highest concentrations in Ontario and British Columbia.
Today, more than 1,300,000 people in Canada identify as part of the First Nations (roughly 4% of the total Canadian population) The aboriginal, First Nations communities are the fastest growing demographic in Canada.
More than 50% of aboriginal people live in or around urban centers.