Health care services

Health Canada is committed to providing high-quality health care to First Nations people and Inuit. Nurses and home care workers are examples of the health staff working with Aboriginal communities.

Health Canada hires over 800 nurses to work directly in First Nations and Inuit communities across the country, and home care workers to take care of the needs of community members in their homes.

We develop electronic health services, which use computer software, the Internet and telephones for sharing information on health. We also provide electronic devices for nurses and doctors to see and talk to one another across Canada.

See our history of providing health services to First Nations people and Inuit to learn about how we began helping with health care.

What Information is Available?

In this section, you will find information on the First Nations and Inuit home and community care program, electronic health activities and how nurses are helping people. You will also find information on how people who claim they suffered abuse while attending Indian residential schools can get mental health support.

Related links

  • Jordan's Principle
    Learn about Jordan's Principle, its recent changes and how it protects First Nations children.
  • Supporting Inuit children
    The Child First Initiative ensures Inuit children have access to the essential products, services and supports they need.
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