FNIGC’s Fundamentals of OCAP® online course makes its debut in French

In February 2016 the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) launched The Fundamentals of OCAP®, the first—and only—online course dedicated to the First Nations principles of OCAP®. With more than 500 registrants completing the course since its launch, the course proved so popular that FNIGC decided to offer it in French as well.

After more than year spent developing, translating and testing the course site, FNIGC is pleased to introduce Fondamentaux des Principes de PCAP®, the French-language version of its successful OCAP® course.

Developed in collaboration with Algonquin College, Fondamentaux des Principes de PCAP® will allow French-speaking users to take advantage of the OCAP® course materials, which offers unprecedented access to FNIGC’s 20 years of expertise about the First Nations principles of OCAP® all in a user-friendly platform.

OCAP® (which stands for ownership, control, access, and possession) are a set of standards founded in 1998 that establish how First Nations data can be collected, protected, used and shared. Over the years OCAP® has grown to become the recognized “gold standard” for research and data collection conducted within First Nations communities.

Fondamentaux des Principes de PCAP® offers a comprehensive overview of OCAP® and is organized in seven modules, such as: “What is OCAP®?”, “Implementing OCAP® at the Community Level”, and “The Future of OCAP®”.

Though designed with the training needs of First Nations people in mind, the course is available to anyone and will prove useful to researchers or government employees looking to understand the information governance concerns and requirements of First Nations communities.

Now available in French, course registration is only $249 (plus GST/HST) and can be completed online at https://fnigc.ca/fr/training/fondements-pcap.html.

The course is designed to be completed in six hours. Once you are registered and have started the course, you will have three months to complete it.

About the First Nations principles of OCAP®

The First Nations principles of OCAP® are a set of standards that establish ground rules for how First Nations data can be collected, protected, used or shared. OCAP® reflects First Nation commitments to use and share information in a way that brings benefit to the community, while minimizing any possible harm. The rights of First Nations communities to Own, Control, Access, and Possess information about their peoples is fundamentally tied to self-determination and to the preservation and development of their culture.