News & Events
Happy Holidays from FNIGC staff to you and yours! Please note that our offices in Ottawa and Akwesasne will be closed for the Holidays from December 24, 2018 through to January 7, 2019. Have a safe and Santa-fied break everyone, and we'll see you in the New Year!
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
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
Happy Holidays from the staff at FNIGC! Please note that our offices will be closed from the afternoon of December 22 through January 8, 2018. Have a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday break and we'll see you in the new year!
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