First Nations Children's Action Research and Education Service (FN Cares)

Program Summary

The First Nations Children’s Action Research and Education Service (FNCARES) is a partnership between the University of Alberta and the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada. Established in June 2012 by Dr. Cindy Blackstock, FNCARES is located at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension (Edmonton).

They are committed to translating research on the structural drivers of disadvantage for First Nations children, youth and families into pragmatic, community-based solutions, and to involving children and youth in this process. They respect and support First Nations self-determination in research by engaging communities as partners and co-researchers in all stages of each project. They also hold numerous educational events throughout the year, including lectures, workshops, film screenings and panel discussions.

Contact Information

Address: Suite 401 – 309 Cooper Street,
Ottawa ON K2P 0G5
Fax: 613-230-3080