The Indigenous Peoples’ Engagement and Research Council (IPERC) serves to guide the conduct of the Network’s activities in accounting for the unique aspects of patient-oriented research involving First  Nations, Inuit, and Métis people.

Using an ethical framework that encompasses the principles of ownership, control, access and possession (OCAP) and the elements of participatory research, IPERC’s mandate is to ensure that Can-SOLVE CKD appropriately incorporates, addresses and respects the unique needs and perspectives of Indigenous peoples.

Members of the council include patients, families, caregivers, elders, educators, and physicians (from the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada), nurses, social workers, and other health professionals, academics, and federal/provincial decision-makers.