• Unveiling of the Results of the First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (REEES)
Oct 12, 2017
Culture and language remain at the heart of our priorities…

The official launch of the results of the Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (REEES) took place on June 13, 2017 in Trois-Rivières
at a regional meeting on First Nations health and social services governance.

Deployed since 2011, the Survey examines the state of development in the areas of early childhood, education and employment among the First Nations communities in Quebec.

Following the presentation of the REEES highlights, four panellists who work for regional organizations proposed recommendations and shared their vision
for the next seven generations:

  • Prudence Hannis, Associate Director, Institut Kiuna;
  • Nadine Rousselot, Early Childhood Sector Manager, First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC);
  • Marjolaine Tshernish, Executive Director, Institut Tshakapesh;
  • Mickel Robertson, Director General, First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Economic Development Commission (FNQLEDC).

The REEES is a pan-Canadian survey that is funded by the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) in more than 250 communities in 10 regions and territories across Canada. In Quebec, 2,436 respondents from 20 communities voluntarily
agreed to participate in this survey.

The FNQLHSSC has a mandate to coordinate the regional activities of the REEES in Quebec, in collaboration with the Institut Tshakapesh, the First Nations Education Council (FNEC) and the First Nations Human Resources Development Commission
of Quebec (FNHRDCQ).

Among other things, the results are intended to support the First Nations governance process by providing scientifically and culturally validated information to the leaders and staff working with First Nations in order to support them in their planning and making informed decisions.

The development of population surveys is also part of a process focused on the reappropriation of research by First Nations and continuously improving research expertise among First Nations.

In Quebec, the process used as part of the REEES respects and applies the principles of Ownership, Control, Access and Possession (OCAP®) and complies with the First Nations in Quebec and Labrador’s Research Protocol.

All REEES booklets can be found on the FNQLHSSC’s website.