FNIGC's First Nations Data Centre

The First Nations Data Centre

Welcome to the First Nations Data Centre (FNDC), a knowledge exchange service of the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC). 

Located at FNIGC’s Ottawa office, the FNDC provides access to unpublished and record-level data from FNIGC's respected survey work, including the First Nations Regional Health Survey (FNRHS, or RHS) and the First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES, or REEES).

The first service of its kind, the FNDC offers data access to individuals pursuing academic research, policy development, and program planning and evaluation on a pay-per-use basis. The data cannot be used for commercial purposes.

The goal of the FNDC is to encourage the dissemination and knowledge transfer of FNIGC’s First Nations data among researchers, academics, policy makers and other stakeholders.

The FNDC’s services are available in person at FNIGC’s Ottawa offices or online at FNIGC.ca/FNDC, a website that includes an online application process for those looking to make use of data from the FNRHS or the FNREEES.


The FNDC represents a continuation of FNIGC’s ongoing commitment to First Nations knowledge exchange which began in 2014 with the launch of FNIGC Data Online, a free online tool that provides access to FNIGC’s published data in the form of charts, tables and graphs.

Those seeking to use the FNDC will be subject to a comprehensive screening process that respects the First Nations principles of OCAP®, a set of standards that establish how First Nations data should be collected, protected, used and shared.

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