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This paper contains research and resources pertaining to the wellbeing and mental health of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit infants and young children. It draws on data from a collaborative project between the Canadian Institute of Children’s Health and the National Collaborating for Aboriginal Health to present a determinants of health framework that incorporates structural, systemic, community and family factors that affect the health and wellbeing of Indigenous children and families.
For those seeking to understand conditions relevant to the early childhood development of Indigenous children in Canada and the importance of high-quality early childhood development programs. Implications are relevant to policy and practice.