What we are doing

By the numbers

As of November 24, Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) has shipped 1,421 orders for PPE to First Nations communities, with 1 order in progress. The orders include:

As of the end of September, some examples of what ISC has done in partnership with communities include:

As of October 30, the Government of Canada has:

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ISC has

ISC works closely with PHAC, other Government of Canada departments, and provincial and territorial governments as well as Indigenous partners to protect the health and safety of Indigenous peoples. This includes supporting Indigenous partners in responding to public health threats.

South of 60

ISC's network of regional health emergency management coordinators, communicable disease nurses, environmental public health officers and medical officers advises and supports First Nations communities and leads on public health emergency preparedness and response south of 60. ISC funds or directly employs public health, home care and primary care nurses across many First Nations communities.

As of April 22, ISC has organized charter flights:

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North of 60

North of 60, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada is working with Transport Canada and territorial governments to ensure continuity of routes for goods and essential services.

In the territories, primary health care is the responsibility of the territorial governments. ISC is working closely with First Nations and Inuit partners and territorial governments to respond to COVID-19, and will be available to provide surge capacity support in a timely manner if needed.

Métis communities

When it comes to preparedness and response in Métis communities, the primary guidance and support comes from the provincial government.

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