Indigenous Health

In Canada, Indigenous People are at a higher risk for developing many health conditions, including frailty, due to multiple social and physical determinants of health. Approximately 1 in 2 First Nations People over the age of 65 are living with frailty in Canada – this is almost double the national average. The Canadian Frailty Network has identified Indigenous health as a research gap that we are working towards closing.

CFN has recently released funds to support Indigenous knowledge translation and real-world implementation projects that improve local health and social care, allowing older adults to remain in their homes and communities as they age, for as long as possible. The top initiatives were all co-created or co-designed in close partnership with Indigenous community members and the funded teams. CFN is proud to help close current gaps in research, and improve the quality of life for Indigenous elders, especially those living with frailty.

Below, you will find resources and supports for Indigenous elders, and their families.

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