COVID-19

 

UPDATES on COVID-19

Our members continue to battle COVID-19 in our communities, and provide the primary care necessary to fight this virus. The IPHCC continues to advocate on behalf of our members for solutions that ensure the well-being of Indigenous peoples, while valuing their unique needs of our members. We are also working to co-develop funding proposals and coordinating group purchases of personal protective equipment for our members. 

Official Public Health Guidelines

This section features COVID-19-related links to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous governments and public health authorities throughout the country as well as internationally.

RESOURCES

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Government of Canada

Indigenous Services Canada

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Indigenous Health Information

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Government of Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

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International Public Health Resources

Government of Canada –
Indigenous Services Canada

Resources and information related to COVID-19 intended to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities in preparing for, monitoring and responding to COVID-19. Find the latest second wave outbreak data, mental health and wellness, PPE and vaccine distribution plans, as well as information on specific support for students, children and families, as well as businesses, communities and other organizations.

Indigenous Health Information

 

COVID-19 related resources made available by First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations nationally or regionally on subjects such as: infection prevention and control, mental wellness, social and economic supports, training opportunities, regional contact information, 24h crisis lines, daily updates and videos, emergency preparedness, travel advice, and guidance documents in a variety of Indigenous languages or intended specifically for urban, rural, remote or northern communities.

Government of Canada –
Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

Resources and information on COVID-19, including: current situation data, symptoms and treatment for individuals, prevention and control measures, financial and economic support, re-opening businesses and schools, travel and immigration, as well as advice for seniors, veterans, parents and children.

International Public Health Resources

Guidance documents and other information related to COVID-19 produced by international organizations or foreign countries, with a special focus on resources specifically intended for Indigenous individuals, organizations and communities.

What IPHCC Member are doing

Our members are on the front-lines of the fight against COVID-19. 

Anishnawbe Health Toronto’s Indigenous mobile health unit recognized 

October 22, 2020Anishnawbe Health Toronto is leading the way with their innovative mobile health unit, which provides COVID-19 testing, primary health care, and traditional forms of healing to Indigenous people living in TorontoCTV News spoke with Joe Hester and Harvey Manning about why comprehensive approaches to health care are crucial when supporting the urban Indigenous community 

Wabano Centre providing pop-up COVID-19 testing for Indigenous people

September 21, 2020-The Wabano Centre in Ottawa has been working with the local Indigenous community to provide testing by appointment.