TARP 2019

TASSC is seeking the services of a research consultant / consultancy with an expertise in community engagement to deliver a revised Toronto Aboriginal Research Project: TARP 2019; highlighting a community plan for Toronto’s diverse Indigenous community.

 The Request for Proposals can be found here along with more details.


The TARP Report consists of three volumes. The TARP: Final Report was released in November 2011. The TARP: Case Studies Report was released in 2013, and the third volume, TARP: Life History Report was released in 2014.

TARP Research Approach

From the very beginning, TARP was committed to a community-based research approach. There are two basic characteristics of this approach:

1. It involves Aboriginal community representatives assuming key decision-making roles in overseeing all aspects of the research. The TARP Report was overseen by the TARP Research Steering Committee.

2. The research is designed to be useful to the community.

Quantitative and Qualitative Research

The TARP Report uses a combination of quantitative and qualitative research approaches to gain a more complete understanding of the Toronto Indigenous community. Quantitative methods (survey questionnaire and structured interviews) are used in combination with qualitative methods (focus groups, life histories, case studies and Photovoice) to gain a broad-based in-depth understanding of the situation of Aboriginal people residing in Toronto.

How to Use the TARP Report

The TARP Report is organized around specific research topics, as set out by the TARP Steering Committee. Each topic forms a chapter. The TARP report is a resource for students, policy makers, government officials, Indigenous  organizations, program administrators, and Aboriginal peoples.


TARP: Final Report (PDF document)

TARP: Case Studies Report  (PDF document)

TARP: Life History Report  (PDF document)

Download PDF Flyers of Chapter Summaries from the TARP: Final Report

Introduction to the TARP Report | Aboriginal Children & Youth | Aboriginal Men | Aboriginal Women | Aboriginal Seniors & Elders | Two-Spirited Aboriginal Community in Toronto | Aboriginal Poverty & Social Services | Aboriginal Middle Class | Housing in the Toronto Aboriginal Community | Aboriginal Homelessness in Toronto | Aboriginal Culture & Identity in Toronto | Law & Justice & Aboriginal Peoples | Urban Aboriginal Governance | Aboriginal Arts Community in Toronto


Funding for TARP was generously provided by the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs; the Urban Aboriginal Strategy, Office of the Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians; and the City of Toronto, Homelessness Partnership Initiative




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