Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) partners with First Nations communities to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.
Auditor General's report
Minister's statement on Office of the Auditor General's report, Emergency Management in First Nations Communities.
COVID-19: Floods and fires
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, emergency situations may be more complex.
- ISC will continue to support First Nations in responding to natural disasters, such as floods and wildfires.
- If there is an emergency situation, Indigenous leaders are encouraged to reach out as soon as possible so that we can work together to update and adjust response plans as needed.
Emergencies from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021 led to more than 22,000 First Nations residents being displaced. As of November 1, 2022, more than 99.5% have returned home. We're working with communities to return the rest as soon as possible.
Services and information
Learn about funding available for emergency management on reserve.
Learn about what service agreements are in place to support First Nations facing emergencies.
Find out what funding is available for fire protection in First Nations communities, learn more about the Joint First Nation Fire Protection Strategy.
Find out how to prepare for floods and find information about flood risk monitoring in your region.
Find out who is responsible for what during an emergency.
Apply for funding for wildland fire prevention and preparedness initiatives in First Nations communities.