Aboriginal traditional knowledge: ethics review resources

Appendix 3: Examples of ethics review resources

  • Guidelines for Scientific Activities in Northern Canada, DIAND, 1976
  • Ethical Principles for the conduct of research in the North, 1982
  • Dene Nation: participatory research process for Dene/Metis communities, 1993
  • ITK background paper on negotiating research relationships, 1994
  • Kahnawake Code of Research Ethics, 1997
  • James Bay Cree Board of H&SS, code of research ethics, 2001
  • Tri-Council Policy Statement (MRC, NSERC and SSHRC 1998)
  • Ethical Principles for the Conduct of Research in the North (ACUNS 1998)

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COSEWIC press release: May 2019

ST. JOHN'S, May 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's marine protected areas are more important than ever. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) has just assessed three whales, including two of the world's largest, as under threat in Canadian waters.


Assessment results (May 2019 COSEWIC wildlife species assessment meeting)

Twice per year, Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) meets to discuss and evaluate the status of Canadian wildlife species. Here you will find the List of Wildlife Species scheduled for the next COSEWIC Wildlife Species Assessment Meeting, the results of wildlife species assessment meeting, and the updated COSEWIC Canadian Wildlife Species at Risk Publication.