Recent News & Events

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 the... Read more

Introducing the 2015 First Nations Community Survey

FNIGC, in collaboration with its Regional Partners, is pleased to announce a re-designed First Nations Community Survey that will roll-out this summer in 330 First Nations reserve and Northern communities on a new online platform. The 2015 First Nations Community Survey will be conducted as part of FNIGC’s nationally mandated First Nations Regional Health Survey (FNRHS) and Regional Early Childhood Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES)... Read more

REEES data collection wraps up in the regions

We asked you to "Take the Time" and you didn't let us down! It’s taken four years, visits to hundreds of First Nation communities, and thousands of completed surveys -- but FNIGC is pleased to report that data collection for the Regional Early Childhood, Education, and Employment Survey (FNREEES, or REEES) has officially wrapped up. Congratulations go out to all of our Board of Directors, Regional Partners, Regional Coordinators, Regional... Read more

Request for Expression of Interest for the REEES

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) is seeking a team of qualified Contributing Writers to assist in the development of the First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES) National Report, and to produce preliminary findings to present at the FNREEES National Preliminary Release Conference on November 17-19, 2015 to be held in Ottawa, ON. The FNREEES is a collaborative effort managed by... 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

FNIGC issues two RFPs

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) has released two new Request for Proposals: one for an environmental scan on Regional/Community Capacity Development and another for the development of a Collaborative Research Framework. The deadline for the former is February 2, 2015. The deadline for the latter is February 6, 2015. Submissions recieved after 4:00 p.m. on either day will not be accepted. For more information download... Read more

The REEES wraps up in the Yukon

Time sure flies. It seems like yesterday that the First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES, or REEES for short) began rolling out in First Nation communities across Canada. In fact, it was November 2013 when the Carcross Tagish First Nation in the Yukon became the first community in Canada to conduct the REEES. In the 14 months since, the REEES has visited First Nation reserve and northern communities... Read more

Take time for the ‘REEES’

Did you know there’s still time to take part in the First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (aka the REEES), a landmark survey about First Nations people in Canada? This one-of-a-kind survey will provide us with an unprecedented perspective of life in First Nations communities; one that encompasses early childhood development, education, and employment. But it can only happen if you take the time and take part... Read more