The aim of the First Nations Data Collection project is to create a First Nations-led, informed, and adaptable data collection tool focusing on the area of houselessness within First Nations communities.
There are several gaps that exist related to data collection, specifically for First Nations communities. We are hoping to help bridge these gaps and create a means for First Nations communities to define what houselessness means to them.
We want communities to have their own methods of collecting data that is accurate, accessible, and easy to use.
Throughout the entirety of this project, we are focused on maintaining a high level of collaboration with communities. This means our team having an ongoing relationship with communities to ensure our deliverables are reflective of our findings.
We strongly believe that to develop the best data collection tool possible, we need to involve community members. Coming from Indigenous backgrounds, we understand the importance of respect and reciprocity, especially when it comes to processes of data collection.
We are mindful, and recognize that every nation we engage is unique. Therefore, we commit to embed your values, and beliefs within the tool.
This project is not possible without guidance and collaboration from each First Nations community. If you'd like to connect to discuss how to participate or get involved, please email Taylor Sparklingeyes, project manager.