Resources for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Community Members

Kwey, Aniin, Shé:kon, Ainngai, Taanshi,

Welcome to this new web page. It highlights COVID-19 resources for First Nations, Inuit and Métis community members. Some are translations of resources developed by Ottawa Public Health (OPH). Others come from the websites of local, provincial and national Indigenous organizations. Several are available in various Indigenous languages. These resources add to information on the OPH COVID-19 website. 

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) honours the Algonquin Anishinaabeg people, on whose unceded traditional territory the City of Ottawa is located. OPH extends this respect to all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, their ancestors, their Elders, and their valuable past and present contributions to this land.

OPH recognizes the impact and legacy of colonization and ongoing systemic racism on the health and well-being of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, aspires to be a culturally humble and safe organization, and is strongly committed to public health actions that promote reconciliation and health equity for First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Ottawa. 

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 Read the latest newsletter
July 10, 2020- COVID-19 Update
 Read the past newsletters

July 3, 2020- COVID-19 Update

June 26, 2020 - COVID-19 Update

June 19, 2020 - COVID-19 Update

June 12, 2020 - COVID-19 Update

June 5, 2020 - COVID-19 Update

May 28, 2020 - COVID-19 Update 

May 22, 2020 - COVID-19 Update  

May 12, 2020 - COVID-19 Update  


 General COVID-19 Information

Assessment Centres

Note: For Inuit wishing to access COVID-19 assessment and testing, please contact Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team for an appointment. Services offered in Inuktitut and English.

Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team 
Open 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday
24 Selkirk Street, Suite 300 K1L 0A4

Fact sheets:


Websites: (General COVID-19 information and resources)

Food, Grocery Shopping and Cooking


Mental Health Resources
Parenting and Pregnancy Resources
Hand Washing



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