Indigenous Services Canada

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) works collaboratively with partners to improve access to high quality services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Our vision is to support and empower Indigenous peoples to independently deliver services and address the socio-economic conditions in their communities.


In August 2017, the Prime Minister announced plans for the dissolution of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and the creation of two new departments: Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC). This transformation will take time and includes engagement with Indigenous peoples. This website will be updated as a result of structural changes to the departments.

Latest news

Services and information

Indigenous health

Access the First Nations and Inuit primary care, public health and mental health services. Find support for former students of Indian residential schools.


Find programs that support elementary and secondary education, provide financial support to First Nation and Inuit post-secondary students, and help Canadian post-secondary institutions develop courses.

Water in First Nations communities

Find out how the Government of Canada works with First Nations to improve water and wastewater systems on reserve.

First Nations housing

Find programs that support improved housing on reserve.

First Nations community infrastructure

Find programs to support community infrastructure such as schools, roads, and waste management facilities on reserve.

Social programs

Learn about the key social programs Indigenous Services Canada funds in First Nation communities.

A new fiscal relationship

Learn about the steps being taken to move towards sufficient, predictable and sustained funding.

Emergency management

Resources for First Nations communities to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.

Consultation, engagement and the duty to consult

Participate in ongoing engagements, learn what was heard in recently-held engagements and find out about the duty to consult.

What we are doing

Corporate information


The Honourable Jane Philpott

Minister of Indigenous Services



Learn how the Government of Canada is working to advance reconciliation and renew the relationship with Indigenous peoples, based on recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.

Review of laws and policies

A working group of six ministers has been launched to review all laws, policies and operational practices related to Indigenous peoples as part of reconciliation efforts.

Principles respecting the Government of Canada's relationship with Indigenous peoples

In July 2017, ten new principles were announced that will guide the work required to fulfill the government's commitment to renewed relationships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

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