Understanding Aging, Frailty, and Resilience in Ontario First Nations

Morgan Slater, Kristen Jacklin, Roseanne Sutherland, Carmen Jones, Melissa Blind, Wayne Warry, Meghan Valvasori, Jennifer Walker

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Following Canadian estimates of frailty, academic researchers and the Chiefs of Ontario came together to create the first Ontario-wide profile of aging in First Nations people in Ontario. Using self-reported data from First Nations adults who participated in the Ontario First Nations Regional Health Survey Phase 2, we found that First Nations people in Ontario experience higher rates of frailty than the general Canadian population and early onset frailty appears to affect First Nations communities. This is important to consider as communities plan for health care needs of an aging population and is particularly relevant in the face of Covid-19, as we know severity is exacerbated by underlying health conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)512-517
Number of pages6
JournalCanadian Journal on Aging
Issue number3
Early online dateSep 15 2020
StatePublished - Sep 15 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was support by a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Additional support was provided by Jennifer Walker through a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 Cambridge University Press. All rights reserved.


  • Mots-clés vieillissement
  • Premières Nations
  • fragilité


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