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In Taken's blog, our team includes information about the hosts, series creators, and crew, recent articles carefully curated from reliable sources, and pieces of information on the issues related to Canada's MMIWG.
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The primary data source used to create this interactive infographic is Dr. Maryanne Pearce’s, H.B.A., M.A, doctoral thesis An Awkward Silence: Missing and Murdered Vulnerable Women in Canada and the Canadian Justice System, which includes a database of missing and murdered women and girls in Canada. The database has been updated continually (July 5, 2016), and has been used by CBC for their special series on Indigenous women and girls, the Globe and Mail, and APTN, as well as the RCMP, provincial/territorial governments, non-governmental organizations and grassroots groups across the country.
The data was interpreted by Dr. Tracey Peter, an Associate Professor and Associate Head in the Department of Sociology at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Peter helped transform the data into an odds ratio – a ratio that represents the odds an outcome will occur given a particular exposure, compared to the odds of the outcome occurring in the absence of that exposure.
To create the odds ratio she combined Dr. Maryanne Pearce’s data with Statistics Canada 2011 National Household Survey and newethncity/nnnewstatus variables. All data was then filtered by the last 10 years of murdered or missing women. She recommended focussing analysis on the last 10 years because the population data is based on 2011 (approximately 5 years before and after that date), but to go back further would be difficult since there are more widespread population changes. Finally, the per capita representation was determined allowing for a fair 1:1 comparison between each ethnic group.
Dr. Tracey Peter is an Associate Professor and Associate Head in the Department of Sociology at the University of Manitoba. Her general research and publication interests include: research methods/applied statistics, mental health and well-being, issues of homophobia and transphobia /LGBTQ-inclusive education, trauma and violence, suicide prevention, and social inequality and marginalization.