Stream 2: Organizations serving Indigenous communities—Essential Services Contingency Reserve

Explore eligibility for stream 2 of the Essential Services Contingency Reserve (ESCR) and learn about the process to request PPE, non-medical masks and disinfection products.

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Who can apply

Organizations eligible for this stream provide services to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities. This includes services provided to Indigenous communities such as, but not limited to, those provided by:

Application requirements

During the application process, you will be asked to provide the following information:

How to apply


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Step 1: Register your organization

You must provide basic information on your organization as part of your account registration.

Section 1: Basic information about your organization

In section 1 of the registration form, you must provide your organization's:

Section 2: Primary contact information

In section 2, you must provide a primary contact and their contact information. As part of the review process, we may contact this individual for further information.

Complete the registration form

If your organization is eligible to apply as outlined in the Who can apply section, complete the online form:

Register your organization or business

After you complete this form

Once the form is submitted, we will:

You can track the status of your request throughout the approval process.

Step 2: Request critical supplies

Once you are notified that your registration has been approved, you will receive login credentials to access the online catalogue and request the critical supplies your business or organization requires. Requests are made using the online catalogue, where you may select the type and quantity of item(s) that you require.

After you apply

We will review your request and information provided, and contact you for further information, as needed.

Step 3: Status of request and confirmation of order

You will receive the status of your request by email. You will be asked to confirm that you are ordering the approved supplies. After providing this confirmation, you will not be able to cancel or return items ordered. Please note, these items are provided at no cost.

Approved applications

Once your organization's application is accepted, your request may be accepted in full or in part based on the availability of requested supplies. Please note, the Government of Canada reserves the right to limit quantities if necessary.

To serve a multitude of needs, orders may be approved or shipped in full or in part based on the availability of requested supplies and the demand. Orders will be shipped to a single point of delivery at no cost however any redistribution costs will be covered by the ordering entity. As items are being provided at no cost, they cannot be sold or transferred for profit.

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