FNIGC News

New report offers unprecedented look at realities of family, school, and work life in First Nations communities in Canada

A new report released today by the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) provides unprecedented and exceptional insight into a wide range of early childhood, education and employment factors affecting life on First Nations reserve and Northern communities across Canada.  Now is the Time: Our Data, Our Stories, Our Future,The National Report of the First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey... Read more

OCAP™ is now OCAP®: Understanding the new trademark status

The First Nations principles of OCAP® are a set of standards that establish important ground rules about how First Nations data should be collected, protected, used, or shared. Since they were established nearly 20 years ago, the OCAP® principles have become synonymous with the highest standards of research ethics and data privacy in First Nations communities. Standing for ownership, control, access and possession, OCAP® asserts that First... Read more

FNIGC’s new OCAP® course off to strong start; to be rolled out in French this fall

Last month FNIGC launched The Fundamentals of OCAP® course, a new initiative developed in conjunction with Algonquin College, and the response since has exceeded FNIGC’s expectations — with more than 100 people from an eclectic range of First Nations, government, and non-profit organizations signing up for the innovative online course. Participants in the course – the first of its kind — include First Nations governance employees, public... Read more

New video offers unique look inside FNIGC’s data collection work in First Nations communities

The latest video from the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) explores the organization’s innovative approach to First Nations data-gathering, and looks at how this data supports programs and planning for First Nations people and the communities they live in. FNIGC: Data by First Nations for First Nations is a new eight-minute video (available in English and French) that portrays a day in the life of Jamie Lee Gehue, a local... Read more

FNIGC announces recipient of its 2015 National Student Bursary

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) and its Board of Directors is pleased to announce the recipient of its 2015 National Student Bursary: Ms. Mary Smith of Beausoleil First Nation, Ontario.  Ms. Smith is a third-year PhD Nursing student at the University of Victoria focusing on population health and chronic kidney disease. She will receive a $2,500 bursary to help support her studies. The FNIGC National Student Bursary is... Read more

FNIGC partners with Algonquin College to launch first-ever online course about the First Nations principles of OCAP®

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) in partnership with Algonquin College, is proud to announce the launch of The Fundamentals of OCAP®, the first—and only—online training course dedicated to OCAP®. The new course, which is now accepting registrations at FNIGC.ca/training, offers unprecedented access to FNIGC’s breadth of knowledge about the First Nations principles of OCAP® in an easily accessible and user-friendly... Read more

Introducing the First Nations Data Centre: a new way to access First Nations data

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) is pleased to announce the First Nations Data Centre (FNDC), a new service that provides easier access to data from its reliable and respected survey work including the First Nations Regional Health Survey (FNRHS) and the First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES). The first service of its kind, the FNDC provides greater access to FNIGC’s... Read more

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

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