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These are resources for when you need actual data and statistics, rather than articles or books which have analysed and processed those data. If you need further help with data and statistics the Academic Data Centre is immensely helpful. You can email and if they are able to, they may provide some direction and specific resources to focus your search, and also set up an appointment for further consultation if necessary.

Creating standards on respectful data usage, interpretation and analysis is an ongoing fight for marginalized populations. Indigenous and other racialized peoples have historically been, and continue to be, marginalized and exploited by research communities. The First Nations principles of data sovereignty encapsulated by OCAP is a standard of data usage. OCAP stands for Ownership, Control, Access and Possession. They are standards created by First Nations people which respect their own desires for how data related to First Nations peoples is interacted with and analyzed. However, these principles are effective not just to understand how to work with Indigenous data, they can inform you when working with any data regarding marginalized communities and individuals. To learn more visit Understanding OCAP® and read the following discussion paper: Exploration of the Impact of Canada’s Information Management Regime on First Nations Data Sovereignty.

Data on Racialized Populations

First Nations Information Governance Centre

Social Justice and Sexual Health Data Archives

Statistics Canada Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion

Trans Pulse Canada

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