Recent News & Events

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

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

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

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