Earlier this month, McCreary Centre Society released their Ta Saantii Deu/Neso: A Profile of Métis Youth Health in BC report in partnership with Métis Nation BC. Using data from the 2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey, the report looks at the current health picture of Métis youth, their changing needs, and at disparities between the health of Métis and non-Métis youth. The report highlights the strength and resilience of Métis young people.
It also shows that Métis youth are dealing with challenges to their health and well-being in many areas at higher rates than their non-Métis peers. For example, they were more likely to have been in government care, to have experienced discrimination and harassment, to report mental health challenges, and to miss out on mental health services when they felt they needed them.