Social Well-Being Indicator Tracker

Our social well-being indicators are based on social determinants of health. These indicators are the economic and social conditions that shape the health of individuals and communities. Social determinants of health also determine the extent to which a person possesses the physical, social, and personal resources to identify and achieve personal aspirations, satisfy needs, and cope with the environment. Social determinants of health are about the quantity and quality of a variety of resources that society makes available to its members. Important considerations include both the quality and their distribution amongst the population.

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D6 Indigenous Student High School Completion, Edmonton City

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D6 Indigenous Student High School Completion, Edmonton City

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  • Both Edmonton school boards have developed specialized programming to improve learning outcomes for Indigenous students. This includes Indigenous-led schools such as amiskwaciy Academy in Edmonton Public and Ben Calf Robe School in Edmonton Catholic, but also many other initiatives in other mainstream schools—especially those with a significant number of Indigenous students.
  • Due to these efforts, high school completion rates for Indigenous students have been improving in both school jurisdictions. But graduation rates for Indigenous students still significantly trail those of non-Indigenous students.

Education is a significant determinant of health, as educational attainment influences career options and lifetime earning potential. University graduates earn significantly higher incomes than high school graduates—on a per annum and lifetime basis. Education also provides some protection against economic fluctuations. Individuals with higher education are less likely to become unemployed in the event of an economic downturn. They are also more likely to achieve financial security after retiring. The importance of education has grown as the economy becomes increasingly reliant on industries that require specialized knowledge and technical expertise. 

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