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Behind the scenes of the REEES roll-out in British Columbia

After months of planning, the Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (REEES) launched last month on the West Coast. But before this could happen there was a lot of ground work to cover to make sure that deployment would go off without a hitch. That’s why earlier this year FNIGC’s REEES team travelled to British Columbia to deliver a two-day training session to our Regional Partners at the First Nations Health Authority (... Read more

A REEES road trip in Quebec

Earlier this month FNIGC took a trip – a long trip – to the First Nations community of Gesgapegiag in Quebec’s Gaspesie region to spend a few days in the shoes of a regional REEES survey team. On May 5, Kyla Marcoux, REEES Statistical Analyst, and Derek Thompson, REEES National Project Coordinator, flew from Ottawa to Quebec City where they were met by Jonathan Leclerc, the REEES Regional Coordinator at the First Nations of Quebec and... Read more

The REEES gets rolling in Manitoba

Since first launching the REEES in Manitoba three months ago, FNIGC’s Regional Partners at the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) have been diligently working towards getting the First Nations survey out to all 40 of their sampled communities. Led by Regional Coordinator Leona Star, the AMC team launched the survey on February 7 in Pinaymootang First Nation, located about two hours northwest of Winnipeg, and Sagkeeng First Nation which is... Read more

The REEES road-show touches down in New Brunswick

Last month members of FNIGC’s national REEES team visited Fredericton, New Brunswick to deliver training to our Regional Partners at the Union of New Brunswick Indians (UNBI), who are prepping for the imminent roll-out of data collection in the province. Katie Wood, REEES Technical Coordinator, and Kyla Marcoux, REEES Statistical Analyst, spent April 15 and 16 with New Brunswick’s REEES Regional Coordinator Peter Birney, RHS Regional... Read more

The REEES arrives in Quebec’s First Nations

Hot on the heels of last week’s post about the REEES’s kick-off in Wild Rose Country, we’re happy to report that FNIGC’s Regional Partners have launched the survey in Quebec — which included the official launch of the REEES in French. Led by REEES Regional Coordinator Jonathan LeClerc, the Quebec team unveiled the First Nations survey of early childhood, education and employment in the Mi’gmaq community of Listuguj during the last week of... Read more

The REEES debuts in Alberta

As most of us are busy grappling with January’s extreme wintry weather, FNIGC is happy to report that work on the REEES is heating up across the country. As the survey continues its roll-out in the Yukon, our regional partners in Alberta launched REEES data collection in the province earlier this month. The Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre (AFNIGC) rolled out the survey in Kapawe’no First Nation, a small Woodland Cree... Read more

The REEES heads North (way, way north) in time for the holidays

They said they’d do it, and they did — despite broken-down vehicles and some truly bone-chilling weather. In our last post we wrote about the efforts of our Regional Partners in the Yukon to complete the Youth portion of the REEES in their region before the end of the year. Well, we’re happy to report that Nyla Klugie-Migwans, Yukon’s REEES Regional Coordinator, and her team met that goal – and with time to spare! On December 18, Nyla and... Read more

The REEES gets a running start in the Yukon

One down, 249 to go! It’s been a long time coming, but after months of planning and preparation we’re happy to announce that the REEES has been officially rolled out! On Thursday November 14 the Yukon became the first region in Canada to conduct the REEES, bringing the brand-new national survey to a group of students from the Carcross Tagish First Nation in the town of Cacross, located just south of Whitehorse. The survey team, led by Alex... Read more

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