SSHRC First progress report of the Strengthening Indigenous Research Capacity strategic plan

Program Link: https://www.canada.ca/en/research-coordinating-committee/priorities/indigenous-research/2020-2021-progress-report.html

Sponsor: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada Research Coordinating Committee

Description: The Canada Research Coordinating Committee has released Building the Foundation, the first progress report on the implementation of the interagency strategic plan Setting New Directions to support Indigenous research and research training in Canada.

The interagency strategic plan for supporting Indigenous research and research training was launched in 2020, following extensive engagement with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, collectives and organizations.

Building the Foundation provides highlights of recent progress, including the development of new governance structures and advisory bodies to support meaningful and systemic change. Guided by the strategy’s four key principles—self-determination, decolonization of research, accountability and equitable access—the agencies have created new platforms to establish and promote Indigenous leadership in research, while streamlining interagency collaboration on new policies and approaches.

We will continue to work in concert with our partners and the Indigenous research community to strengthen Canada’s research enterprise and advance these crucial objectives in support of reconciliation.

The PDF version of the report is available online.

Contact: If you have any questions, contact Nandini Maharaj.