The First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education, and Employment Survey (FNREEES) FAQ


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Data collection, clean-up, and analysis have been completed for the FNREEES. We are now in Report-Writing mode!



What is the First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education, and Employment Survey and how was it developed?


The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC), with the guidance of its member organizations across Canada, created the First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES).

FNIGC and its regional member organizations were interested in supporting capacity development and providing credible, relevant information on First Nations while using the highest standards of data research practices.

We respect the rights of First Nations´ self-determination for research and information management and are in true compliance with the First Nations principles of Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession (OCAP®).


The FNREEES was a survey created by First Nations, for First Nations. It provided valuable insight and a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges that lead to success in early childhood, education, and employment for First Nations living on reserve and in northern communities.

The FNREEES was conducted in 28 randomly selected communities in Alberta by trained interviewers from the participating community. The FNREEES targetted 5 age groups, which were then sub-divided by gender.

  • Early Childhood (0-5.99)
  • Child (6-11.99)
  • Youth (12-17.99)
  • Adult (18-55.99)
  • Adult (55+)

Participants were randomly selected and could choose not to participate. The FNREEES was entirely voluntary.