This research was developed with Métis Nation of Ontario. It has 3 main objectives:
- determine the sociodemographic, health outcomes and cultural correlates with housing conditions
- examine the connections between housing conditions and self-rated health and wellbeing
- explore citizens' thoughts on how their housing conditions impact their health
Housing conditions and repairs were strongly associated with self-reported physical, mental and holistic health and well-being. Findings from this research show that when residents are satisfied with their housing — meaning when they have high quality housing needing no repairs — health and well-being outcomes are better. Focus group participants described the significant impact of high and poor-quality housing on their physical, mental and holistic health and wellbeing.
Elements of healthy housing for Métis Nation of Ontario members include relationships within the home, community and land and water.
Findings from this research will be used to inform housing programs and services and improve collaboration between Métis Nation of Ontario branches.
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- Date Published:
- September 29, 2023