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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October 23, 2020 - COVID-19 Update
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October 16, 2020 - COVID-19 Update

October 2, 2020 - COVID-19 Update

September 18, 2020 - COVID-19 Update

September 4, 2020 - COVID-19 Update

August 21, 2020 - COVID-19 Update

August 06, 2020 - COVID-19 Update

July 24, 2020 - COVID-19 Update

July 17, 2020 - COVID-19 Update

July 10, 2020 - COVID-19 Update

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  


Assessment Centres

Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team

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.

Open 9:30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday
24 Selkirk Street, Suite 300
Ottawa, K1L 0A4


Wabano - October 26 & 27 

Wabano will be offering COVID-19 on-site testing for First Nations, Inuit & Métis community members. 

By appointment only! 

DateMonday, October 26 & Tuesday, October 27 
Time9:30 am to 4:00 pm 

Location299 Montreal Road, Ottawa 

Please call 613-748-0657 (Ext. 456) to book your appointment. 


For more information please visit

For other testing centres in Ottawa and to book appointment:

Please visit our COVID-19 Testing Information webpage.

General COVID-19 Information

Fact Sheets


Websites (General COVID-19 information and resources)

Food, Grocery Shopping and Cooking



Mental Health Supports and Resources

Mental Health Supports

  • Native Women's Association of Canada
  • Talk4Healing - For Indigenous women
    • Call or text: 1-855-554-HEAL / Live Chat
    • Services offered in English, Oji-Cree, Cree, Algonquin, Inuktitut, Mohawk, Oneida, Odawa, Potawatomi, Micmac, Black Foot, Anishinaabe, Moose Cree, Swampy Cree
  • Wabano 
    • Wabano Mental Wellness Team provides holistic and culturally relevant services to Indigenous individuals and families. 

Mental Health Resources

Parenting and Pregnancy Resources


Hand Washing



If you or your family are in need of a cloth mask and you cannot afford one, the City’s Human Needs Task Force can help! If you live in Ottawa call 3-1-1 or email the to find out how to get one.

Fact Sheets

Physical Distancing







West Nile and Lyme Disease

For information about  West Nile Virus:

For information about Lyme Disease: 

Workplace and Business Resources


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