Indigenous Liaison Program

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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

Atlantic Provinces / Inuit Nunangat
Sara Leah Hindy
(709) 640-5314

Sean Rivard
(514) 496-8799

Mylene Chicione
(418) 350-1368

Melinda Commanda
(705) 522-9221

Ben Wong
(314) 548-9420

Noah Sager

Rhonda Williams Lovett

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

Kelsey Manimtim
(204) 688-4856

Krista Chiponski
(587) 337-2427

Renata Andres
(306) 491-0482

Helen Tootoosis

Inuit Nunangat
Stephanie Kootoo-Chiarello
(613) 668-9553

Northwest Territories
Kelsey Magill
(343) 571-8003

Raymond Watkins
(403) 498-4297

Judy Half
(587) 338-8667

British Columbia
Warren Point
(226) 330-8323

Andre Bessette
(604) 787-1315

Nicole Huska

British Columbia Interior
Mary Song
(250) 869-5907

Vancouver Island
Lindsay Huddlestan
(250) 327-3105

Yukon/ Prince George Area
Judith Desjarlais
(250) 467-3209

Yukon and Northwest Territories
Jerry Potts, Senior Advisor
Tel: (403) 965-3018
Cell: (403) 627-6944

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