The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) is Canada’s premier source of information about First Nations people living on reserve and in northern communities and is committed to improving the health and well-being of First Nations people living in our 634 communities across the country.
FNIGC’s core responsibility is conducting two national surveys: the First Nations Regional Health Survey (FNRHS) and the First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES).
The FNRHS (or RHS for short) was established in 1997 and is the only First Nations-governed national health survey in Canada. It collects and protects valuable information about First Nations’ health based on Western and traditional understandings of health and well-being.
The FNREEES (or REEES for short) is slated to launch in fall 2013 and will collect a wide range of information about early childhood, education and employment conditions in in 250 First Nations communities across Canada.