Indigenous Early Childhood Development in Canada: Current State of Knowledge and Future Directions

Early this year, the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health released a body of research that discusses three main themes of Indigenous Early Childhood Development in Canada: the context of young Indigenous children’s lives, the health and well-being of young Indigenous children, and intersectoral interventions for Indigenous child health.

The report suggests many recommendations and interventions, affirming these interventions must be rooted in Indigenous notions of resilience, including connections to family, community and the environment; the importance of collective history; revitalization of Indigenous languages and cultures; and individual and collective agency.