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

Sean Rivard
(514) 496-8799

Melinda Commanda
(705) 522-9221

Wade Roseborough
(807) 548-5735

Kelsey Manimtim
(204) 983-7218

Renata Andres
(306) 491-0482

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

Raymond Watkins
(403) 498-4297

British Columbia
Byron Flekke
(236) 668-6424

Yukon and Northwest Territories
Jerry Potts, Senior Advisor
(403) 965-3018

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