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.
Possible postal disruption
The Government of Canada has measures in place to ensure that Canadians continue to receive services and benefits during any Canada Post service disruption. In the event of a disruption, ISC will deliver priority mail by messenger service to all regions in Canada. Priority mail is mail that is urgently required by applicants or any mail that is time-sensitive or critical.
Services and information
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 Nations and Inuit post-secondary students, and help Canadian post-secondary institutions develop courses.
Find out how the Government of Canada works with First Nations to end long-term drinking water advisories and improve water and wastewater systems on reserve.
Find programs that support improved housing on reserve.
Find programs to support community infrastructure such as schools, roads, and waste management facilities on reserve.
Learn about the key social programs Indigenous Services Canada funds in First Nations communities and urban centres.
Learn about the steps being taken to move towards sufficient, predictable and sustained funding.
Resources for First Nations communities to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.
Participate in ongoing engagements, learn what was heard in recently-held engagements and find out about the duty to consult.
Learn about the five key priorities of the new department Indigenous Services Canada.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
- Departmental Plan 2018-2019
- Future-Oriented Statements of Operations for the Year Ending March 31, 2019
- Aboriginal Health
- First Nation profiles
- Community Well-Being Index
- Statistical Profile on the Health of First Nations: Determinants of Health 2006-2010
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