The NEW First Nations Labour and Employment Development Survey

The First Nations Labour and Employment Development (FNLED) Survey is the new survey from the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC), in partnership with The Union of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq (UNSM).

The FNLED’s goal is collect information about the labour and employment conditions in First Nations communities, specifically on the East Coast. The data collected will be used to help First Nation communities, organizations and policies that aim to improve the well-being of First Nations living on reserve. All data collected is encrypted and protected.

There are thirteen communities participating in the survey as we speak, Membertou First Nation, Eskasoni First Nation, We’ko’maq First Nation, Potlotek First Nation, Wagmatcook First Nation, Paq’tn’kek First Nation, Pictou Landing First Nation, Sipekne’katik First Nation, Annapolis Valley First Nation, Bear River First Nation, Glooscap First Nation, Abegweit First Nation and Miawpukek First Nation.

We have carefully selected knowledgeable and ambitious fieldworkers to collect data in their own communities, by doing so we give the survey and participants a familiar face. The number of fieldworkers per community depends on the size of a community.

Each community has used a random name generator to create a list of names to take part in the FNLED survey. This was done with the band/ community list with permission from the Chief and Council.

Note that this survey is completely optional, if you choose not to participate you are not obligated to do so.

There are incentives to completing the survey, in doing so your name will be placed in a draw to possibly win 1 of 3 prizes

1) 50” Smart TV  2) Apple iPad  3) $500 Pre-paid Visa Gift card

(see poster for details).

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