Recent News & Events

New phase of landmark First Nations health survey launches in First Nations communities across Canada

April 1, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) is proud to announce that the latest phase of its First Nations Regional Health Survey (FNRHS, or RHS) begins its official roll-out in 250 First Nations communities today. RHS Phase 3 is the latest version of the landmark survey process, which was established in 1997 as a means of collecting much-needed information about the living conditions of First... Read more

FNIGC issues two RFPs

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) has released two new Request for Proposals: one for an environmental scan on Regional/Community Capacity Development and another for the development of a Collaborative Research Framework. The deadline for the former is February 2, 2015. The deadline for the latter is February 6, 2015. Submissions recieved after 4:00 p.m. on either day will not be accepted. For more information... Read more

The REEES wraps up in the Yukon

Time sure flies. It seems like yesterday that the First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES, or REEES for short) began rolling out in First Nation communities across Canada. In fact, it was November 2013 when the Carcross Tagish First Nation in the Yukon became the first community in Canada to conduct the REEES. In the 14 months since, the REEES has visited First Nation reserve and northern communities... Read more

Take time for the ‘REEES’

Did you know there’s still time to take part in the First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (aka the REEES), a landmark survey about First Nations people in Canada? This one-of-a-kind survey will provide us with an unprecedented perspective of life in First Nations communities; one that encompasses early childhood development, education, and employment. But it can only happen if you take the time and take... Read more

New FNIGC video explains the importance of the First Nations principles of OCAP™

First Nations people have always understood the value of community, the importance of respect, and the need to protect our resources — and right now one of our most important resources is information. That’s why the First Nations Information Governance Center (FNIGC) — and OCAP™ — were created.   Today we are proud to launch "Understanding the First Nations Principles of OCAP™: Our Road Map to Information Governance", a new video that tells... Read more

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

First Nations Information Governance Centre celebrates the ‘power of data’ on National Aboriginal Day

  June 20, 2014 (Ottawa, ON) – As we pause during the summer solstice to recognise National Aboriginal Day, the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) is proud to pay tribute to the rich contributions Aboriginal people have made in Canada over the years.   As Canada’s premier source of information about First Nations people living on reserve and in northern communities, FNIGC is committed to collecting and protecting data that... 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

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