E-Index ICT Assessment
Function Four developed the innovative E-Index assessment, which evaluates ICT (information and communication technology) infrastructure, skills, and use in a community. Recent efforts from our research team have resulted in significant improvements in project efficiency.
Clients access project supports, project management reporting, and PDF results at the E-Index Tools site. Results for communities like Three Hills are displayed in Function Four's Community Profile application.
Three Métis Settlements (Fishing Lake, Elizabeth, and Peavine) and seven First Nations (Alexander First Nation, Blood Tribe, Fort McKay First Nation, Loon River First Nation, Piikani Nation, Stoney Nation, and Tsuu T'ina Nation) participated in this project as part of the IBM Partnership Agreement.
This project included several lenses that focused on population subgroups. The effort in Three Hills included youth and home-based business results. The scope for Hanna was expanded to include the surrounding 50km in Special Area 2, and also included home-based businesses in the town.
In 2009 this assessment was conducted as part of the evaluation of an Adult Literacy, Education, and Skills project.
Bilingual CDEM municipalities and communities ranging over 13 census subdivisions participated in this project, which assessed residents in 2007 and collected feedback on results in 2008.
Grand Rapids (Misapiwistik Cree Nation), Manitoba
In 2006 this project gathered assessment results and feedback from a majority of nation residents and members.