THIS AGREEMENT is made effective as of: August 5, 2021 BETWEEN:
Save the Children Canada (SCC)
National Reconciliation Program
4141 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M2P 2A8
Sisco & Associates Consulting Inc. (SISCO)
245 Tecumseh Ave. E
In Relation To: The Participatory Strength-Based Assessment: Emergency Programs with First Nations, Inuit & Métis Children (PSBA)
This Data Sharing Agreement between the Save the Children Canada (SCC) and Sisco & Associates Consulting Inc. (SISCO) includes the terms of data collection, management and sharing incumbent on SISCO for the duration of the Participatory Strength-Based Assessment: Emergency Programs project, from July 2021 through March 2022.
SCC and SISCO acknowledge and respect that participating First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities maintain ultimate ownership of any data collected regarding their respective lands, communities, and Peoples. SISCO will be sharing data with SCC in accordance with this agreement, and SCC has discretion to share back community-based data in accordance with their current policies and practices, such as OCAP™ (Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession), USAI (Utility, Self-Voicing, Access, Inter-Relationality), Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principles and other First Nation, Inuit and Métis community-based protocols.
Lewis Archer, SCC’s Senior Manager, National Reconciliation Program, is the Project Authority. Lewis and Conrad Prince, SCC’s Director, National Reconciliation Program, are the key contacts for this project. Lewis can be reached by email at LArcher@savethechildren.ca. The projects’ purpose, organization description, and key contacts and teams are provided in the following chart.
|Key Contact & Team
|Participatory Strength-Based Assessment
|The purpose of this project is to enhance SCC’s NRP’s understanding of the strengths and priorities of Indigenous children and their caregivers during times of emergency along with Indigenous community partners, to:
1. conduct a PSBA of emergency programs for children;
2. co-develop a Theory of Change (ToC) or similar culturally appropriate action planning framework; and
3. co-create a Results Framework, or another culturally appropriate measurement tool.
|Sisco & Associates Consulting Services Inc. (SISCO)
SISCO is a consulting firm specializing in Indigenous community-based consulting.
|Ashley Sisco, Project Manager
firstname.lastname@example.orgRobyn Baron, Humanitarian Advisor
Bryanne Smart, Lead Researcher
Joette Lefebvre, Research Assistant
Projects Data Collection & Information
The project data collection and information are summarized in the chart below:
Participatory Strength-Based Assessment
|Participatory & Community-based
Facilitation and sharing circles
|Drawing on Indigenous methodologies, including research conversations (informal two-way dialogue) and principles of sharing circles in online focus groups.
|Preparedness, response, and recovery emergency programming needs for organizations assisting First Nation, Inuit, and Métis children across Canada
Current preparedness, response and recovery emergency programming provided to First Nation, Inuit and Métis children across Canada, including the strengths, challenges, & gaps
Ideal vision of emergency programming for First Nation, Inuit and Métis children
Secure office for print files with a lock and filing system (do not print out data)
Focus group/Research questions stored on OCAP-compliant survey host with servers in Canada
After end of reporting period (March 2022), SISCO will share data back with SCC on an encrypted USB and erase data files from SISCOnnect
|Preliminary analysis among team
Validation workshop session with SCC and participants
|Interim meetings with SCC to determine research tools/contact lists
Validation Workshop Draft program plan framework
Final Report and TOC Presentation
Draft Result Framework
Results Framework Co-Development Session
Results Framework & Final Report
Revised Results Framework & Next Steps Session
The workplan below provides a breakdown of services and deliverables for this project by phase between July 2021 and December 2021, and includes four phases.
Phase I: Project Planning & Preparation (Jul 27 – Aug 13, 2021)
|1. Participate in project launch zoom meetings with SCC NRP team to:
gain input into research tools.
2. Develop an inception report outlining the purpose, approach and methodologies and including:
target participant list.
|Phase II: Data Collection – Participatory Strength-Based Assessment (PSBA) Exercise (Aug 16 – Dec 17, 2021)
|3. Engage participants in participatory PSBA exercise by:
4. Conduct the PSBA exercise to identify the perspectives, priorities, assets and gap areas for Indigenous communities relating to child-focused emergency preparedness, response and recovery programming by conducting:
|Phase III: PSBA Data Analysis – NRP Program Plan Framework (Jan 3 – Feb 11, 2022)
|5. Develop a PSBA report, summarizing the key findings of the PSBA process and high level recommendations for a program plan framework by:
6. Validating the PSBA assessment and co-developing the NRP program plan framework with NRP and participants by:
updating and finalizing the PBSA report and NRP program plan, based on the workshop with NRP and participants.
|Phase IV: Co-create NRP Program Plan with Measures (Feb 14- March 31, 2022)
|7. Co-develop a culturally appropriate, child-focussed, NRP program plan with measures with the NRP by:
facilitating a session with participants and the NRP to present the revised plan and identify next steps for 1) potential programming interventions (supports) and 2) implementing the framework to measure results, as well as 3)how this information could be incorporating into an internal strategy and eventual operational platform.
SISCO agrees that they have utilized and will continue to utilize the following measures to ensure confidentiality of data is protected:
- Exercise at least the same degree of care as it uses with its own data and Confidential Information and will protect the Data from misuse and unauthorized access of disclosure at all times.
- Not release the names of individuals, or information that could be linked to an individual, nor present the results of data analysis in any manner that would reveal the identity of individuals.
- Not release data to a third party without prior approval from the data provider.
- Not share, publish, or otherwise release any findings or conclusions derived from analysis of data obtained from the data provider without prior approval from the data provider.
While its terms may be satisfied prior to this date, as anticipated in the workplan (July 2021 – March 2022), this Agreement is intended to survive beyond the duration of the life of the project up until the data can be returned to the SCC and / or destroyed in accordance with its terms.
Accepted and agreed to:
Owner & Principal Consultant,
Sisco & Associates Consulting Services Inc.
Save the Children Canada