About

One of the main goals of Carrier Sekani Family Services is to be self-determining through the development of an Agency responsible for the health, social and legal well-being of its citizens. The right to be self-determining requires information appropriate to the needs of community that is defined and controlled at a community level. Research, as a manner of knowing, has become a cornerstone of CSFS providing knowledge of community challenges and strengths thereby enabling CSFS to continue to provide innovative programming and protect Indigenous Knowledge. Carrier Sekani Family Services ensures that research activities are respectful of community members as well as reflective of the goals and aspirations of the communities. By conducting research that is responsive to community needs, original in scope, and community appropriate, CSFS makes sure that all research in community directly benefits communities.

In 2005, in response to the need to define research projects that meet the needs of community, growing requests to participate in research as well as a number of ethics breaches at a community level, CSFS established its own Research Department. Since that time, CSFS has led or partnered with universities or service organizations on a number of research initiatives, including Tri Council grants. The work completed to date has resulted in improved relationships between community members and researchers as individuals see the direct benefits of research in conception, design and implementation of projects.

Ethics Policies and Approval

The recently adopted and the ongoing revisions to the Tri-Council Policy Statement (specifically, Chapter 9) (TCPS2) revised in 2010, is having a profound impact on the conduct of research. Researchers and First Nations communities are working to implement new methods of research review and new ways to frame working relationships between First Nations and their university-based research partners.

CSFS Research Ethics Policy

CSFS Research Ethics Policy

Posted May 1, 2016
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CSFS Policy on Integrity in Research and Scholarship

CSFS Policy on Integrity in Research and Scholarship

Posted May 1, 2016
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Application for Research Approval

For those interested in applying for research approval please contact our Planning and Research Coordinator:

Jana Percival
jpercival@csfs.org

 


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