Upcoming virtual event – Oct 4 at noon: Principles of OCAP with the First Nations Information Governance Centre

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Principles of OCAP with the First Nations Information Governance Centre

Date: October 4
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location: Online


Join us for a learning opportunity with the First Nations Information Governance Centre about the Ownership, Control, Access and Possession (OCAP) Principles.

The International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) BC/Yukon Board is hosting this event to deliver a two-part learning session for IAP2 members, which will take place on October 4 and November 2 and 3, 2023.

The virtual session on October 4 is FREE for IAP2 members and non-members. This session will be an overview of the OCAP Principles. The virtual session on November 2 and 3 will be $150 to launch into a deeper dive of how to apply the principles to the collection, protection, using and sharing of information. OCAP® is a tool that supports strong information governance on the path to First Nations data sovereignty and is an important topic for all professionals leading engagement or research work in British Columbia.

1st free introductory (lunch) session on the First Nations principles of OCAP®: 12-1:30 pm on October 4 (1 hour presentation + 30 minute discussion facilitated by IAP2 BC/Yukon Board members).

Register Here

About the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC):

The First Nations Information Governance Centre was established as an independent, incorporated non-profit entity on April 22, 2010. Their history, however, can be traced back to 1996, when the Assembly of First Nations formed a National Steering Committee to design a new national First Nations health survey in response to a decision from the Federal Government to exclude First Nations people living on reserve from three major population surveys.

FNIGC team leads education and training initiatives, engages in research and analysis, develops resources and tools, and works closely with regional partners. Topics of expertise include federal and provincial/territorial legislation, research data management, intellectual property, archival practice, data sharing, ethics, and many more. FNIGC work to develop ways to make this information more accessible, and to highlight areas of the data landscape that most impact First Nations. The team also develop tools and resources to support the implementation of OCAP® and information governance best practices. You can access this work via the FNIGC Online Library.