Feature stories

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) works collaboratively with partners to improve access to high quality services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Our vision is to support and empower Indigenous peoples to independently deliver services and address the socio-economic conditions in their communities.

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A larger elementary school for students from the Nation Anishnabe de Lac Simon

Amid a population boom, the community’s school expansion benefits current and future students.

Shoal Lake 40 welcomes the opening of Freedom Road

All-season road provides year-round access to vital goods and services, ending more than 100 years of isolation.


New schools built through Manitoba Schools Initiative

The Manitoba Schools Initiative provided 4 northern First Nations communities with the tools and support to actively participate in the design and construction of their new schools from start to finish.

Little Red River Cree Nation sets students up for success

Little Red River Cree Nation, in Alberta, improved their school infrastructure with renovations to John D'Or Prairie School that will provide students with more culturally-inspired learning environments.


Nuxalk Nation in British Columbia builds homes and strength

Nuxalk Nation carpenter Richard Hall trained apprentices and designed housing suited to their culture and British Columbia climate.

Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples expands reach

Sasamans Society's innovative youth navigator program in British Columbia mentors youth in care and on probation.


Horse Lake First Nation in Alberta celebrates new water treatment system

Horse Lake First Nation celebrated the opening of their new water treatment system in September 2018.

Creating innovative homes in Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations

Faced with a growing population and limited housing options, Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations in British Columbia, turned shipping containers into rental homes.


Manitoba First Nations school system celebrates first-year successes

Learn how 10 participating schools benefited from the new Manitoba First Nations School System, from more materials to improved morale among students and staff.

ISC and Nunavut partner to fund mobile addiction treatment program

Find out how this 28-day program helps people escape addiction by finding answers out on the land.

Other government departments

Métis woman making inroads into the field of engineering

Chennoa Tracey credits the Gabriel Dumont Institute and ASETS with helping jump-start her engineering career in Saskatchewan.

Indigenous welder forges a new career helping others

Lucien Ledoux forged a new career helping others find their own paths in Manitoba.

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