CIHI’s emerging strategy on First Nations, Inuit and Métis health guides our learning journey as we work to become a culturally responsive organization. We are

  • Investing in education for our staff on cultural responsiveness
  • Building relationships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis to learn and to increase our understanding of areas of critical importance, challenges and potential opportunities for collaboration
  • Reviewing our data governance policies and practices to better align with OCAP® (Ownership, Control, Access and Possession), OCAS (Ownership, Control, Access and Stewardship) and Inuit principles
  • Exploring ways for First Nations, Inuit and Métis to better access and use their data

Our engagements and partnerships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations have highlighted the importance of Indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination, including data governance, and its direct bearing on health and wellness outcomes for Indigenous peoples.

Supporting First Nations, Inuit and Métis to address their health and data priorities aligns with CIHI’s overall mandate to accelerate improvements in health care, health system performance and population health across the continuum of care.