Response to parliamentary committees and external audits

Response to parliamentary committees

On Monday December 10, 2018, the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs (INAN) tabled its report entitled, Report 17, The Challenges of Delivering Continuing Care in First Nations Communities. The Government Response was presented to the House on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

The purpose of the study was to consider the main barriers that seniors and those with chronic illness face in obtaining continuing care on reserve (including care provided in long-term care facilities on or off reserve). The study also addressed palliative care and the need for programs and practices adapted to First Nations’ cultures and values. The committee discovered that some challenges are unique to First Nation members living on reserve, such as the ambiguity over responsibility of health care provision and the importance of having access to culturally appropriate care. It also found that there is a shortage of long-term care facilities on reserves. The committee determined that high poverty rates and infrastructure and housing needs on reserve are some of the many issues that must be taken into account when considering strategies for delivering health care, including continuing care in First Nation communities.

Response to audits conducted by the Office of the Auditor General of Canada (including audits conducted by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development)

There were no audits in 2019–20 requiring a response.

Response to audits conducted by the Public Service Commission of Canada or the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages

There were no audits in 2019–20 requiring a response.

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