Find Government of Canada programs and services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Learn more about Indigenous peoples and communities.
If you are a registered First Nations individual who has been evacuated from your community because of wildfires and do not have your Indian status card, Indigenous Services Canada can provide you with a Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document so you can continue to access services and benefits.
Mental health supports available
Former Residential School students can call 1-866-925-4419 for emotional crisis referral services and information on health supports from the Government of Canada.
Indigenous peoples across Canada can also contact the Hope for Wellness Help Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for counselling and crisis intervention. Call toll-free at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat at hopeforwellness.ca.
Services and information
Apply for Indian status and status cards. Learn more about the Indian Register and band membership.
Find out about Canada's First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and communities, and their arts, cultures and histories. Indigenous peoples are also known as Aboriginal peoples in Canada.
Find funding programs that support First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals and communities.
Find out about certain rights and benefits guaranteed to Aboriginal peoples in Canada.
Find out about education, including scholarships and bursaries, training programs and job opportunities for Indigenous peoples.
Find out about physical and mental health services, child and family services, non-insured health benefits, family violence prevention and more.
Find out about programs and services to increase business skills, start or expand a business or develop land on a reserve.
Find out about programs and subsidies that support the building and management of housing for Indigenous peoples.
Find out about programs that support community infrastructure, including water and wastewater systems, housing and education.
Learn how to protect the environment, ensure safe drinking water, clean up contaminated sites, and sustainably develop resources.
Keeping Indigenous women, girls, LGBTQ and Two-Spirit people safe, Indigenous policing, the National Inquiry into Missing Women and Girls and the Justice Partnership and Innovation Program.
Find out about support in case of emergencies and disasters in First Nations communities.
Find out about treaties and land claims across Canada, including ongoing negotiations, self-government and other agreements, as well as the duty to consult.
Learn how the Government of Canada is working to advance reconciliation and renew a nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous peoples, based on recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.
Find out about northern resource development, environmental management, science and innovation, culture and history in the North, and Arctic issues. Learn about Nutrition North Canada.
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