Indigenous & Northern Communities

The Conference Board of Canada helps leaders build a prosperous, healthy future for Indigenous and Northern communities, governments, and businesses. As a leader in research and stakeholder engagement, our work addresses critical knowledge gaps around northern and remote development, reconciliation, and future skills that challenge decision- and policy-making.

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Recent Reports

How Can More Indigenous People Access STEM Careers?

About 4 per cent of Canadian adults are Indigenous. But less than 2 per cent of people working in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) occupations are. Improving Indigenous participation and leadership in major economic sectors, such as science, technology, and finance, is an important part of the reconciliation journey.


Comparing Indigenous-centred post-secondary education in Canada

In 1972 the Assembly of First Nations—launched a movement by First Nations to reclaim control of their education. Fifty years on, many forms of Indigenous-centred post-secondary education (PSE) exist in Canada. All of them aspire to help Indigenous students succeed.


New Technologies Improving Quality of Life

Scientific and technological innovations may help improve the quality of life in the North.


Indigenous Recruitment and Retention

This report identifies employment challenges and best practices in Canada’s North.

Report—133 pages

Building for the North 3D Printing Construction

The potential benefits of 3D-printed buildings in the Canadian North must be considered. These benefits include decreases in costs, a reduction of housing....


Canada’s Indigenous Tourism Sector

At least 1,875 Indigenous businesses participate in Canada’s Indigenous tourism sector…

Report—52 pages

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Featured Researcher

Adam Fiser

Principal Research Associate

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Custom Research

Understand the knowledge gaps in the complex issues around Indigenous and Northern communities.

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