Indigenous Liaison Program

Indigenous Liaison Program banner

Indigenous Liaison Program
Statistics Canada

The Indigenous Liaison Program serves as a bridge between Statistics Canada and First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities and Indigenous organizations.

Program Objectives:

  • Work in partnership with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities and organizations to build strong relationships;
  • Increase understanding and access to Statistics Canada's data, products and services;
  • Promote the use of Statistics Canada's data sources for decision-making and community planning activities;
  • Build statistical capacity of Indigenous peoples and organizations;
  • Liaise with communities and organizations on Statistics Canada surveys and other important initiatives.

We Offer:

  • Presentations and information sessions in which we present Indigenous data at the provincial and community level;
  • Data distribution to First Nations, Métis and Inuit organizations and communities;
  • Data and information request support through personal consultations;
  • Networking that leads to establishing durable and meaningful relationships.


For further details, please contact the Indigenous Liaison Advisor in your area:

Atlantic Provinces
Sheila Pelkey
(506) 446-9798

Sean Rivard
(514) 705-4132

Melinda Commanda
(705) 522-9221

Wade Roseborough
Tel: (807) 548-5735
Cel: (807) 407-3055

Raymond Watkins
(403) 498-4297

Helen Tootoosis
(306) 480-2922

Kathleen Crowe
(587) 338-8909

British Columbia
Mary Song
(778) 392-6859

Yukon and Northwest Territories
Raelyn Thomson

Inuit Nunangat
Tommy Akulukjuk
(343) 573-8423

Senior Advisor
Jerry Potts
tel:(403) 965-3018
cell:(403) 627-6944

Manager (West)
Renata Andres
(306) 262-5906

Manager (East)
Louise Spiritcougar Lefebvre
(343) 575-2688

Date modified: