New Social Model for Canada: Revamping Policies for Aboriginal Peoples

"The poverty rate among Aboriginal peoples in the country’s 12 largest cities is between twice and four times the rate for non-Aboriginal people. More than 50 per cent of Aboriginal children live in poverty. Suicide rates are five to seven times the rate for other Canadians." The Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN) April 2004 report reviews experiences in the United States, New Zealand and Australia for lessons relevant to developing a new social model for Aboriginal peoples in Canada.