CHRA Indigenous Caucus Releases National Polling Results on URN Indigenous Housing

Today, the CHRA Indigenous Caucus releases the results of a national public opinion poll undertaken by Abacus Data designed to better understand the views and beliefs that Canadians have on urban, rural and northern (URN) Indigenous housing. The survey was conducted with 1,500 Canadians from October 20-25, 2020.

Key highlights of the survey include:

  • Half of Canadians believe that Indigenous peoples who live in off-reserve locations have worse housing conditions than non-Indigenous peoples.
  • Over 60% of Canadians would support a national strategy to help improve the state of housing for Indigenous peoples in urban and rural settings.
  • 70% of respondents found it personally important to them that Indigenous peoples are involved in the implementation and oversight of the housing strategy.

These results demonstrate that Canadians agree there is a need for an urban, rural and northern Indigenous housing strategy. Results have been shared publicly to coincide with National Housing Day, on Sunday, November 22 and will be used to bolster the “For Indigenous, By Indigenous” advocacy campaign that has been launched by the CHRA Indigenous Caucus.

Download survey report

Read the full press release.