ERIC Number: ED091130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
An Exploratory Survey of the Numbers and Distribution of Native Canadian Youth Between the Ages of Twelve and Twenty-Five in the City of Edmonton, During May, 1970.
Card, B. Y.; And Others
The May 1970 survey determined the number and distribution of the Native Canadian youth population (ages 12-25) in the City of Edmonton, including both transients and residents. A subsidiary objective was to make contact with youth-serving agencies within the city to ascertain their knowledge of Native youths in the area. Specific operational objectives were: (1) to examine previous research for methodologies and findings; (2) to determine the population in the city attending educational institutions, including post-secondary; (3) to determine the Native youths not in school, including those who are employed or transient. To obtain this information, school principals, agencies working with Native people, and miscellaneous referrals were interviewed. Local and national listings of Native citizens were cross-checked. Information on transient youths, which was the most difficult to obtain, was received from agencies working with Native citizens, and from referral persons. The survey concluded that Edmonton has over 1,000 Native youths who may be considered residents, as far as need for services are concerned. Another 900 are temporarily in the city, fewer than 100 as patients and as many as 800 are transients who would probably require a different set of services than the residents. Ten recommendations for the use of this survey were also given. The majority of the information was presented by tables and maps. (KM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, American Indians, Community Organizations, Community Surveys, Demography, Educational Trends, Employment Patterns, Eskimos, Human Services, Literature Reviews, Maps, Population Trends, Public Agencies, Relocation, Research Methodology, Services, Tables (Data), Transient Children, Urban Youth, Youth Agencies, Youth Opportunities
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Youth, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Canada (Edmonton)