2012 Indigenous Statistics Conference: Data as A Tool for Change
We would like to personally invite you and any other members of your organization to the 2012 Indigenous Statistics Conference: Data as A Tool for Change Conference (ISC) being held at the Sheraton Wall Center in Vancouver BC, from November 21st – 22nd, 2012 which is a joint partnership between DPRA Canada and the First Nations Statistical Institute (FNSI). We believe this conference will offer tremendous value to all who participate, and will offer a high profile public /private sector and Indigenous networking event that will attract delegates from all over Canada!
The conference will focus on the importance of empirical data for decision-making and planning for Indigenous communities and organizations in western and northern Canada. The emphasis will be on sharing knowledge, experiences, best practices, challenges and change. The conference addresses six main themes which include:
1. Health and Well Being;
2. Education and Labour Market;
3. Economic Development and Community Self-Sufficiency;
4. At Risk Populations;
5. New Data Initiatives: Tools, Performance Frameworks, and Opportunities; and
6. Land, Culture and Resource Management.
This broad and diverse range of topics will also incorporate cross cutting themes including Families & Social Networks, Impact Benefit Agreements, Population Dynamics, Urbanization, Housing, and Children & Youth. These themes will help to facilitate engagement of many interested parties, and bring leading experts together for meaningful discussions around the complexity of Indigenous community issues and the importance of empirically based decision making for socio-economic & community development.
Registration has recently opened and already the conference organizers are being swamped with registrations so we encourage you to attend this event and bring other members of your organizations who are involved with Indigenous research, program development, strategic decision making and policy activities.
This link takes you to the conference information:
While the conference is being hosted by DPRA Canada and the First Nations Statistical Institute, and supported by numerous government departments and Indigenous organizations, the 2G Group is the professional conference group handling the registration process. If you have questions or need more information call Rochelle Saddleman of 2G Group toll free on 855-307-5291 or email her at [email protected].
We look forward to seeing you in November at the Wall Center.