Research-Related Resources

FNHA Developed Resources

Resources and Tools for Communities

RKEE has gathered several useful guides, toolkits, and workbooks (created by other First Nations/Aboriginal organizations and researchers) aimed at helping communities do research for their own benefit.

Guides for Outside Researchers

RKEE has also compiled several instructive guidelines, papers, and reports from other institutions that aim to educate outside researchers on the ethical considerations of doing work within communities.

More Useful Sites

Canadian Institute of Health Research: The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is Canada's federal funding agency for health research. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 13,200 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

International Journal of Indigenous Health: The International Journal of Indigenous Health (IJIH) was established to advance knowledge and understanding to improve Indigenous health. This peer-reviewed, online, open-access Journal is published bi-annually by the Aboriginal Health Research Networks Secretariat (AHRNetS) at the University of Victoria.

The UBC Vancouver Aboriginal web portal:  The UBC Aboriginal Portal is resource for information relating to Aboriginal programs, initiatives, research and services that are available on the UBC Vancouver campus.

The First Nations Information Governance Centre: FNIGC under the guidance of its member organizations; will build capacity and provide credible and relevant information on First Nations using the highest standards of data research practices, while respecting the rights of First Nations self-determination for research and information management and in true compliance with the First Nations principles of Ownership, Control, Access and Possession (OCAP).

The First Nations in BC Portal: The FNBC was developed by the First Nations Technology Council supported by the New Relationship Trust and with input from many organizations and communities in BC. The Technology Council's vision is for the First Nations in BC Portal to be an accessible and engaging platform that fosters the sharing of knowledge and facilitates networking amongst First Nations individuals, communities and organizations.

The Research Universities Council of BC: RUCBC works with and on behalf of its members to improve the quality, accessibility and coordination of university education in British Columbia. The Council provides a single voice on behalf of the six major universities on public policy issues including funding, research, accountability, admissions and transfer. RUCBC is funded by the member universities.

National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health: Established in 2005 by the Government of Canada, and funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada, the NCCIH is one of six centres in the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health program, each focusing on a different aspect of public health. Together, the centres help improve response to chronic disease and injury, infectious diseases, environmental health and health disparities.


Community Resources

Resources for Community Members Interested in Conducting Research

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