Final Report: First Nations/Metis/Inuit Mobility Study
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. The study completed 1350 interviews with persons carried out over a fifteen-month period, with study participants interviewed on three separate occasions. 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.