Canadian Environmental Health Atlas

Understanding Our Environment is Key to Promoting Health and Preventing Disease

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Remote Communities

Remote Communities

Remote Communities

Aboriginal people are dispersed across Canada with many living in small rural and remote communities separated by vast geographical distances and differentiated by language, culture, and history.

Inuit are primarily a northern people who inhabit territories in Russia, Alaska, Greenland, and Canada. In 2011, approximately 59,000 people were identified as Inuit in Canada, with about three-quarters residing in one of 53 communities in the far north.