This review highlights the need for policies that recognizes and prioritizes the rights of Aboriginal people in Canada, and the achievement of health equity. The historical scope is examined and the importance of how the Indian Act has shaped modern Aboriginal health and social inequities.
This report describes the impact of persistent conditions of disadvantage on the daily lives of Aboriginal people across Canada. The report provides as comprehensive a statistical portrait as can be drawn from available data.
In its more than 100-year history, CMAJ has published much research showing that certain groups of patients who might be considered vulnerable have worse health outcomes than the general population.
Health Canada information on health risks related to the environment for vulnerable people, such as children, pregnant women, Aboriginal peoples and seniors. Provides links to publications, related or The environment can have an effect on health, and some populations, or groups of people within Canada, are more vulnerable to environmental risks as a result of physical differences, behaviours, location and/or control over their environment. These vulnerable populations include •Children and pregnant women; •Aboriginal peoples; and •Seniors
The Act was developed to promote and protect the rights of adults living with a mental disability who need assistance to meet their basic needs. The legislation recognizes these Manitobans as vulnerable persons.