Research Ethics

IFSD's approach to this project is collaborative and informed by OCAP® principles

As an affiliate of the University of Ottawa (uOttawa), IFSD is guided by ethical research guidelines respecting Indigenous peoples and complies with the Tri-Council Policy Statement on Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans in all of its work. 

All information shared during this project with the consent and participation of the agencies and communities will be anonymized and shared back to protect the privacy of agencies and the communities they serve.

All data shared by agencies and communities electronically with IFSD will be held on a password protected cloud-storage system (OneDrive), accessible only to IFSD staff engaged in this project. Any locally held data will be stored on IFSD research laptops only. Any physical copies of data or data shared on USB keys will be kept in a locked cabinet in a locked office at IFSD's offices at uOttawa. 

You are invited to contact Dr. Helaina Gaspard (helaina.gaspard@ifsd.ca) with any questions.