The REEES road-show touches down in New Brunswick

Last month members of FNIGC’s national REEES team visited Fredericton, New Brunswick to deliver training to our Regional Partners at the Union of New Brunswick Indians (UNBI), who are prepping for the imminent roll-out of data collection in the province.

Katie Wood, REEES Technical Coordinator, and Kyla Marcoux, REEES Statistical Analyst, spent April 15 and 16 with New Brunswick’s REEES Regional Coordinator Peter Birney, RHS Regional Coordinator Sara Rose and the region's current team of seven REEES Field Workers, who are members of the First Nations communities to be sampled.

Pictured below, the team includes: Hazel Atwin REEES Administrator, Cindy Tomah REEES Field Worker from Kingsclear First Nation, Kara Martin REEES Field Worker from Eel Ground First Nation, Jolene Caplin REEES Field Worker from Eel River Bar First Nation, Ted Polchies REEES Field Worker for Kingsclear First Nation, Brittany Buchan REEES Field Worker for Woodstock First Nation, and Elder Nelson Solomon.     

Kyla Marcoux, Peter Birney and Katie Wood pose with New Brunswick's REEES team


Over the space of two days Kyla and Katie covered a range of topics, including: an overview of the survey process to date, a review of the consent process, a review of the questionnaire itself, a walk-through of the Entryware survey software and wrapping up with a look at respondent sampling. The final day at the Delta Fredericton ended with a practice run of the entire survey process.

The Regional team of New Brunswickers were motivated and enthusiastic about the impending roll-out of the REEES, which will survey the state of early childhood, education and employment in the province’s Mi’kmaq and Maliseet First Nation communities.

Best of luck in the coming weeks and months to our Regional Partners at UNBI!