Vulnerable and marginalized populations

The internet sources below may be helpful to you in conducting your HEIA. They provide open access data or information on health outcomes in Canada and on specific vulnerable or marginalized groups. Many of these data sets come from Statistics Canada, which also has a wide range of other tabulations.

You will likely also need to identify local information sources for your specific area. Most Municipalities have local Community Profiles or Neighbourhood Maps. In addition, you may may need to consult community and program stakeholders, adopting a broader consideration of evidence beyond routine data collection and traditional research. For more information on gathering evidence for HEIA, see the MOHLTC's HEIA Workbook.

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  • Age Specific

    Age specific (e.g. children, youth, seniors, etc.) related data sources and reports.

  • All Populations - General Statistics & Neighbourhood Profiles

    Statistical data sources and reports spanning all population groups. Includes links to Neighbourhood profiles, particularly for the City of Toronto.

  • Aboriginal Peoples

    Data sources and reports related to Aboriginal peoples (e.g. First Nations Inuit, MĂ©tis, etc.).

  • Disability

    Disability (e.g. physical, hearing impaired, visual, developmental, etc.) related data sources and reports.

  • Ethno-racial

    Data sources and reports related to ethno-racial communities (e.g. racial/racialized, cultural minorities, immigrants and refugees, etc.).

  • Francophone

    Data sources and reports related to Francophone communities (including new immigrants francophones, deaf communities using LSQ/LSF, etc.).

  • Homeless

    Data sources and reports related to Homelessness (including marginally or under-housed, etc.).

  • Linguistic Communities

    Data sources and reports related to Linguistic communities (e.g. uncomfortable using English or French, literacy affects communication, etc.).

  • Low Income

    Low income and employment related data sources and reports.

  • Religious/Faith Communities

    Religious or faith related data sources and reports.

  • Rural/Remote

    Data sources and reports related to rural or remote populations (e.g. geographic/social isolation, under-served areas, etc.).

  • Sex/Gender

    Data sources and reports related to gender/sex (e.g., male, female, women, men, trans, transsexual, transgendered, two-spirited, etc.).

  • Sexual Orientation

    Sexual orientation (e.g. lesbian, gay, bisexual, etc.) related data sources and reports.

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