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Applications for FNIGC’s 2019 National Student Bursary are now being accepted

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 9th Annual FNIGC National Student Bursary. This year FNIGC will grant up to four $2,500 bursaries to outstanding First Nations students enrolled in a post-secondary institution (university or college) in health, social sciences, or applied sciences, or studying issues related to helping First Nations achieve data... Read more

Meet the recipients of the 2018 FNIGC National Student Bursary

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) is pleased to announce the recipients of its sixth annual National Student Bursary, which is awarded each year to two outstanding First Nations college or university students. Selected by a committee made up of members of the FNIGC Board of Directors, each recipient of the 2018 bursary will receive $2,500 along with free registration to FNIGC’s Fundamentals of OCAP® online course.   ... Read more

Final volume of landmark report explores health care, language, culture, food security in First Nations communities

The second volume of the National Report of the First Nations Regional Health Survey Phase 3, released today by the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC), provides unparalleled insight into a wide array of factors, from language and culture to health-care access and food security, that affect the health and well-being of First Nations people living on reserve and Northern communities across Canada. This final volume, which... Read more

Meet the recipients of FNIGC’s 2017 National Student Bursary

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 5th annual National Student Bursary, which is awarded by the non-profit organization to two deserving First Nations college or university students.  Chosen by a selection committee comprised of members of FNIGC’s Board of Directors, the recipients of the 2017 bursary will each receive a cash prize and free registration to FNIGC’s Fundamentals... Read more

New report provides unprecedented look at trends over time in the health and well-being of First Nations communities

A new report released by the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) provides unprecedented insight into a wide range of factors affecting the health and well-being of First Nations people living on reserve and in Northern communities across Canada. The National Report of The First Nations Regional Health Survey Phase 3: Volume 1, released today in Ottawa, is the culmination of the third phase of a landmark five-year survey... Read more

National conference to showcase release of first results from third phase of historic First Nations health survey

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) is pleased to announce a not-to-be-missed two-day conference that will feature the official release of data from the First Nations Regional Health Survey Phase 3, FNIGC’s foundational survey process.   On March 13 & 14, 2018, “20 years of First Nations Data: The Path to RHS Phase 3” will bring FNIGC’s Regional Partners, field workers, First Nations leaders, researchers, academics... Read more

First Nations Information Governance Centre welcomes Jonathan Dewar as new Executive Director

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) is pleased to announce Dr. Jonathan Dewar as its new Executive Director.   An educator, researcher, and administrator descended from Huron-Wendat, French-Canadian, and Scottish-Canadian grandparents, Dr. Dewar brings a rich and dynamic set of skills to his new position at FNIGC.   With a PhD from the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University, he has published... Read more

Latest Power of Data story journeys to Northern Alberta to witness the transformative effects of data in one First Nations community

Over the past two-and-a-half years our Power of Data series has travelled across the country in an effort to find examples of the real-world benefits that data from the First Nations Regional Health Survey (and other surveys) have had in First Nations communities. Starting in Ottawa, we visited a Mi’kmaq community in Nova Scotia, a Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in community in Yukon, a Mohawk community in Quebec, and a Carrier community in the BC interior... Read more

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