RHS: In the Field

The Power of Data visits Kahnawake First Nation

It’s official! RHS Phase 3 data collection has wrapped up in the Quebec Region with nearly 3,000 surveys -- or 96.3 percent of their national sample target – collected as of May 1. Hearty congratulations to our diligent and hard-working Regional Partners at the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) who really gave it their all over the past year.   A big part of Quebec’s success with the RHS... Read more

Spreading the Power of Data message in the Northwest Territories

By Vi Nguyen (Statistical Analyst, Northwest Territories) Mahsi cho. This is how Dene people greet one other, express their gratitude, and open (or close) a meeting. You hear this multi-purpose phrase a lot in Délįne, a remote community in the heart of the Northwest Territories (or “Denedeh”) and one of the 33 First Nation communities that make up the Dene Nation. Famous for being the only community situated on the shores of Great Bear Lake... 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... Read more

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