First Nations and Inuit Health

Indigenous Services Canada works with First Nations, Inuit, other federal departments and provincial and territorial partners to support healthy First Nations and Inuit individuals, families and communities. Working with partners we strive to improve health outcomes, provide access to quality health services and support greater control of the health system by First Nations and Inuit.


In recent years, First Nations and Inuit health has improved; however, gaps remain in the overall health status of First Nation and Inuit when compared to other Canadians. Indigenous Services Canada's First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) works with numerous partners to carry out many activities aimed at helping people stay healthy and promoting wellness.

On this shared path to improved health, we fund or deliver:

Our strategic plan has seven guiding principles and four key goals: the provision of quality health services, working collaboratively with partners and stakeholders to achieve our goals, improving performance and efficiencies and providing a supportive work environment.

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