First Nations/Metis/Inuit Mobility Study, Interim Report Two: Draft One
The First Nations/Métis/Inuit Mobility Study examines the mobility patterns of Aboriginal persons moving into the city of Winnipeg. The intent is to interview the same persons, over successive periods, in order to examine issues and concerns arising as they adjust to living in the city. The intent of the study is to examine the reasons for migration to Winnipeg with the intent of better understanding the factors affecting mobility. A second concern is to identify potential gaps in the provision of services during the time of transition to the city and the subsequent adjustment. A strength of the study is that it examines changes in the circumstances of respondents who remain in the city for an extended period of time. To date, survey participants have been interviewed twice between May 2002 – February 2003. Thus far, approximately 900 interviews have been completed. The First Nations/Métis/Inuit Mobility Study represents the collaborative efforts of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, the Manitoba Metis Federation, Western Economic Diversification, and the Institute of Urban Studies (the coordinating consultant). The study received further support from a steering committee comprised of representatives from a diverse set of government departments.