Bonnie Healy

Plenary: Canada Surveillance

Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre - Canada
Executive Director

Bonnie is a Registered Nurse from the Kainai Nation (Blood Tribe). She is currently the Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre’s (AFNIGC) Executive Director. AFNIGC is an Alberta Chief’s mandated organization. The AFNIGC represents the regional voice of Alberta First Nations with the mandate to uphold the First Nations principles of Ownership, Control, Access and Possession (OCAP™) of First Nations data, information, and traditional knowledge. The regional office works diligently to create new approaches to develop “ethical space” to facilitate culturally appropriate and safe research practices. AFNIGC has been a leader in working with First Nation communities on the development on health indicators. The FNIGC established governance with the First Nation Regional Health Survey, which is the longest standing example of a First Nations driven research agenda.

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