Health Facilities Program

Through this program, Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) works with First Nations and Inuit communities to provide funding for infrastructure that supports the delivery of health-related programs and services.

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About the program

The Health Facilities Program provides funding to support:

These activities provide First Nations, Inuit and ISC-employed healthcare staff the space required to safely and efficiently deliver health care programs and services in First Nations and Inuit communities.

The types of health infrastructure supported under this program include health services buildings, addictions treatment centres, Aboriginal Head Start on Reserve spaces and residences for healthcare professionals. The nature of the health infrastructure required by a community is assessed based on a number of factors:

The majority of health facilities funded through the program are First Nations health facilities serving First Nations individuals and families living on or near reserves.

The program supports First Nations communities in assuming greater control over their health facilities planning, for example, through the use of community health plans, including operational plans to support health services delivery. The long-term goal of the program is to transfer control over the planning, design and delivery of health infrastructure programs and services to Indigenous organizations and institutions.

The program supports:

Find out more about the types of projects and activities that are eligible for funding: Health Infrastructure Support Authority Terms and conditions.

Who can apply

First Nations and Inuit communities across Canada and related organizations in health service delivery may be eligible to apply. For more information, contact your First Nations and Inuit health regional office.

Deadline

Regional offices work with communities on an ongoing basis to identify needs. There is no specific deadline for applications.

How to apply

Contact your First Nations and Inuit health regional office.

Regional offices work with communities to develop project planning documentation. Projects are assessed and prioritized for funding based on factors including:

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