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.

Services and information

Indian status

Register for Indian status, get, renew or replace a status card. Learn about the Indian Register, band membership, temporary confirmation of registration.

Indigenous health

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.

Social programs

Family and child services, family violence prevention, on-reserve income assistance, Jordan's Principle, urban programs, supporting Inuit children.

Funding programs

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.

Indigenous Services Canada's response to former Indian Residential Schools

Tools, information and resources for Survivors, communities, and researchers to help address and heal from the legacy of residential schools.

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.

Emergency management

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.


The Honourable Patty Hajdu

Minister of Indigenous Services


More: ISC news


Budget 2024: A Fair Future for Indigenous Peoples

A fair Canada is one where the government continues making meaningful progress in the journey of reconciliation by working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples.

National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada, a time to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

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