Source: Statistics Canada
Summary: Released: 2022-08-30
The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant social, economic and health impacts on Indigenous People. Little is known about access to health care services during the pandemic and the potential effects of unmet health care needs among First Nations people living off reserve, Métis, and Inuit.
A new study released data from the Survey on Access to Health Care and Pharmaceuticals during the Pandemic, collected between March 8 and May 15, 2021, to explore the prevalence of various chronic conditions, and health care services that were needed and not received, among First Nations People living off reserve, Métis, and Inuit in the provinces. The study also explores experiences of discrimination and related barriers to access of health services and the reported health impact of service delays and disruptions on these populations.