A NATIONAL
STUDY ON THE
HEALTH OF
FIRST NATIONS
CHILDREN AND YOUTH

What is the study about?

FEHNCY is a research study that will look at the nutrition, health and environment of First Nations children and youth aged 3-19 years across Canada.

When will the study happen?

Each winter and fall, 2020-2030. Communities will be randomly selected region by region, beginning fall 2020.

Who will be doing the research?

Community members will be hired and trained as community researchers.

COVID-19

All in-person data collection for FEHNCY is currently on hold to observe the physical and social distancing advice issued by the provincial and federal governments. The FEHNCY team will be starting online key informant interviews in the fall, 2020 and will continue modifying the project methods, timeline, and protocols in collaboration with First Nation partners to adapt to the current circumstances. We are committed to resuming all FEHNCY activities when it is safe to do so and when participating First Nations are ready.

All data collection for FEHNCY is currently on hold to observe the physical and social distancing advice issued by the provincial and federal governments. The FEHNCY team is in the process of modifying the project timeline in collaboration with community partners. We are committed to resuming all FEHNCY activities when the threat of the pandemic is deemed to be over and when communities are ready.

PRESENTATION – MARCH 12, 2020

FEHNCY will be presenting at the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow March 12, 2020, Toronto, Ontario.

JOB OFFER – LAB TECHNICIAN

We are currently looking for a laboratory technician for the pilot study of FEHNCY: The Food, Environment, Health and Nutrition of First Nations Children and Youth Study.

DATA COLLECTION

Data collection has started in Fort Albany, ON.  More Information coming soon!

THE STUDY

THE MAIN STUDY QUESTIONS

01. How healthy are First Nations children in Canada?
02. Are First Nations children living in healthy environments?

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DATA COLLECTION

QUALITATIVE DATA

01. Focus Groups
02. Key Informant Interviews

QUANTITATIVE DATA

01. Household Survey and Inspection
02. Mobile clinic

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Communities

NUMBER OF COMMUNITIES & YEAR OF STUDY

Each First Nation is owner of their community data according to the principle of “Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession (OCAP)

FEHNCY Resources

Download our latest documents and resource links

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All in-person data collection for FEHNCY is currently on hold to comply with the physical and social distancing recommendations issued by the provincial and federal governments. The FEHNCY team will be starting online key informant interviews in the fall, 2020 and will continue modifying the project methods, timeline, and protocols in collaboration with First Nation partners to adapt to the current circumstances. We are committed to resuming all FEHNCY activities when it is safe to do so and when participating First Nations are ready.

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