As a funder of northern research, ArcticNet provides specialized training to generate experts who are adept at working in diverse environmental and cultural settings. An integral part of the training for northern scientists must include an awareness of northern cultures and the conduct of research in an ethical way. Scientists must prepare for interactions with northern communities and must learn how to appropriately and ethically interact with diverse peoples, and most importantly, how to respectfully conduct workshops and consultations in the North with Inuit, First Nations and Métis.
For these reasons, ArcticNet strongly recommends that all scientists funded by the Network who work with Indigenous partners and travel to the North for their fieldwork, take the time to follow training sessions on Indigenous Awareness and ethical research. You will find below a selection of training opportunities; certain courses charge a registration fee and offer certification, while others are free online courses. If you choose to participate in a course that charges a registration fee, this training fund offers up to 200$ per person per course. Please refer to the Payment section for details on the reimbursement process. This fund has a fixed budget, so it is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Eligibility and Application Process
ArcticNet Network Investigators (NIs) and Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) are eligible.
Applicant(s) and supervisor must fill out the Training Fund application form (NB it is possible to include members of the same laboratory on a single application).Word Format PDF Format
Completed application forms must be emailed to Christine Demers at the ArcticNet Administration Centre.
A confirmation email will be sent to applicants confirming the award.
Payments and Reporting
Awardees will cover their registration fee upfront and ArcticNet shall reimburse the awardee by means of an electronic transfer after completion of the course and upon reception of these documents:
Scanned copy of receipt;
Scanned copy of certificate or confirmation from the instructor confirming the course was completed;
A one-page report (free form) on how the training experience contributed to the applicant’s research and career plan;
A completed Direct Deposit form (will be included in confirmation e-mail) or void cheque. Note that Interac e-transfers are not available.
All documents listed above are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
To view the Indigenous awareness training opportunities covered under this fund, please consult this list. ArcticNet is always looking to expand our list training opportunities, please let us know if you are aware of any courses that should be added: email@example.com.
- ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS ethics guide on research and AB knowledge
- Canada Indigenous Research Strategic Plan
- First Nations in Quebec and Labrador Research Protocol
- National Inuit Strategy on Research
- Research Guidelines FIRST PEOPLES WORKING GROUP INSTITUT NORDIQUE DU QUÉBEC
- Boite à outils des principes de la recherche en contexte autochtone [in French only]
- Lignes directrices en matière de recherche avec les femmes autochtones [in French only]