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.
- Get, renew or replace a status card
- Submit a request under Jordan's Principle
- Hope for Wellness Help Line
- Non-insured health benefits
- Registering for Indian status
- Clean drinking water in First Nations communities
- Reducing the number of Indigenous children in care
- Reporting guide
- Feature stories
- Map room
Services and information
Register for Indian Status, apply for a status card. Estates, treaty annuity payments, the Indian Register, band membership and moneys.
Health care services and non-insured health benefits, COVID-19 resources, careers, fighting drug and substance abuse, environmental health, food safety, healthy pregnancy.
Elementary and secondary education programs for First Nations students. Distinctions-based post-secondary strategies for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation students.
Family and child services, family violence prevention, on-reserve income assistance, Jordan's Principle, urban programs, supporting Inuit children.
Programs, services, initiatives for Indigenous and northern communities and organizations.
Water in First Nations communities
Achieving clean drinking water, ending long-term drinking water advisories, new short-term water advisories, improving water and wastewater systems on reserve, training programs.
First Nations housing
Programs that support improved housing on reserves.
Infrastructure in Indigenous communities
Programs to support community infrastructure such as schools, roads, and waste management facilities on reserves.
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.
Establishing a new fiscal relationship
Working to establish a new fiscal relationship that moves towards sufficient, predictable and sustained funding for First Nations communities.
Programs to support the implementation of strong, effective and sustainable governments in First Nations and Inuit communities.
Community economic development
Programs that support Indigenous businesses, develop land on reserve and assist in land management strategies.
Resources for First Nations communities to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.
Environment and natural resources
Developing natural resources and protecting the environment in First Nations communities.
More programs for Indigenous peoples
Government of Canada programs and services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Learn more about Indigenous peoples and communities.
Treaty annuities, estates and trusts
Learn about treaty annuity payments, estate services, and trust moneys.
More: ISC news
Building a renewed relationship with Indigenous Peoples based on the recognition of rights, respect and partnership.
Census of Population
In 2021, 1.8 million Indigenous peoples were enumerated during the census. Discover census data on First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada.
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