January 17, 2020-Ottawa, Canada-Canada Research Coordinating Committee
Strengthening Indigenous research and training in Canada is about Indigenous peoples setting their own research priorities, guiding how research is done and how data is used, and having equitable access to research and training opportunities. It enhances research excellence in Canada by improving research outcomes for the benefit of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and is an essential step in advancing reconciliation.
That’s why one of the first priorities of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC), which launched in 2017, was to undertake a multistream engagement exercise with Indigenous partners and communities across the country to hear their experiences with and insights on Indigenous research and training.
The lessons and perspectives that came from these interactions inform the strategic plan the CRCC released today. Setting new directions to support Indigenous research and research training in Canada: Strategic Plan 2019-2022 identifies strategic directions to guide the building of new models to support the future of Indigenous research and training.
It represents the Government of Canada’s commitment to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s call to establish a new relationship with Indigenous peoples-one that creates a more equal society that respects the value of traditional knowledge systems and is based on mutual respect.