Recent News & Events

New survey to fill long-standing gap in First Nations labour and employment data

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) is pleased to announce that it will be launching a new national survey that will take an unprecedented look at First Nations employment and labour conditions, two priority areas for First Nations in Canada. The survey, which will be undertaken by FNIGC and its Regional Partners, will mark the first wide-scale survey effort to examine employment and labour conditions in First Nations... Read more

New data offers comprehensive look at early childhood, education and employment realities in First Nations communities

New survey data released by the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) this week provides unprecedented insight into life in First Nations on-reserve and northern communities in Canada.  The data represents the first to be released from the First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES, or REEES), a unique First Nations-led survey that explored a wide range of topics impacting life in nearly... Read more

A behind-the-scenes look at FNIGC's latest video exploring the ‘Power of Data’

A big part of FNIGC’s Communications efforts over the past couple of years has been getting the message out about what we do to as many people as possible. This push has included a focus on videos, which includes our Understanding OCAP® video and our First Nations Community Survey video. So to help make our upcoming REEES data release conference extra-special we decided that our latest video should focus on our survey process, or how we do... Read more

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National conference to feature first results from landmark First Nations survey

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) is pleased to announce a three-day conference in November 2015 that will feature the release of initial, key findings from the First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES) along with workshops, guest speakers, and First Nations entertainers. The FNREEES National Data Release Conferencewill take place on November 17–19, 2015 at the Westin Ottawa... Read more

New stories help bring the ‘Power of Data’ to life

Here at FNIGC we pride ourselves on being data nerds. But we know that the power that quality data, collected by First Nations for First Nations, can have to effect real change isn’t self-evident to everybody. This is why we have developed the “Power of Data” campaign, a series of original articles that focus on the real-world benefits that data from the First Nations Regional Health Survey (RHS) has had in First Nations communities over the... Read more

Introducing the 2015 First Nations Community Survey

FNIGC, in collaboration with its Regional Partners, is pleased to announce a re-designed First Nations Community Survey that will roll-out this summer in 330 First Nations reserve and Northern communities on a new online platform. The 2015 First Nations Community Survey will be conducted as part of FNIGC’s nationally mandated First Nations Regional Health Survey (FNRHS) and Regional Early Childhood Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES)... Read more

REEES data collection wraps up in the regions

We asked you to "Take the Time" and you didn't let us down! It’s taken four years, visits to hundreds of First Nation communities, and thousands of completed surveys -- but FNIGC is pleased to report that data collection for the Regional Early Childhood, Education, and Employment Survey (FNREEES, or REEES) has officially wrapped up. Congratulations go out to all of our Board of Directors, Regional Partners, Regional Coordinators, Regional... Read more