Aboriginal Care

In addition to tracking placement rates to First Nations, Métis and Inuit children and youth, the proportion of young Aboriginal people placed in Aboriginal care should be tracked. This will require asking family-based placements self-identify their Aboriginal identity. Group homes operated by Aboriginal organizations would also count as an Aboriginal match. Operationalization of this indicator should be developed in partnership with Aboriginal service providers.

Data Source

Timeframe for reporting

Examples from other jurisdictions


Within two years

Aboriginal Children Cared for by Aboriginal Communities and Service Providers (British Columbia, 2015b: See Performance Indicator 5.61)

Children in out-of-home care placed with relatives/kin by Indigenous status (Australian Government, 2015: See Table 15A.23)