For more than 20 years FNIGC has been collecting data in First Nations communities using an approach built on an inherent respect for data sovereignty as embodied by the First Nations principles of OCAP®.
It is this respectful, one-on-one approach to data collection that is at the core of FNIGC’s survey work in First Nations communities, and it has helped to set FNIGC apart as the premier source of information about First Nations people living on reserve and in northern communities across Canada.
The surveys below have been administered by FNIGC, in coordination with regional partners.
- First Nations Regional Health Survey (FNRHS, or RHS) is the first, and only, national First Nations health survey, which collects wide-ranging information about First Nations people living on reserve and in northern communities based on western and Traditional understandings of health and well-being.
- First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (FNREES or REES) was created to address a long-standing data gap that existed around early childhood education and development, youth employment and education, adult employment and education, and labour-market conditions in First Nations communities.
- First Nations Labour and Employment Development Survey (FNLED) is a new national survey initiative that gathers labour market information about employment, labour, jobs, and skills in First Nations communities across Canada.
- First Nations Oral Health Survey (FNOHS) was the first and only survey of its kind, collecting national level data about the oral health conditions of children, youth, and adults living on reserve and in northern communities across Canada. The FNOHS was the result of a partnership between the Office of the Chief Dental Officer (OCDO) at Health Canada and the Assembly of First Nations’ First Nations Information Governance Committee, the precursor to FNIGC.
- First Nations Community Survey (FNCS) is a unique initiative designed to provide a more holistic view of First Nations communities and allow First Nations the ability to explore the relationship between community level factors and individual well-being. The FNCS is a targeted survey that asks select community members a series of questions about real-world factors, ranging from shelter, infrastructure, and housing to education, employment, and social services.
Questions about our surveys? Reach out to the survey team.