Indigenous Health

Indigenous Relationships & Cultural Safety Courses: Strengthen your understanding of First Nation, Inuit and Métis and urban Indigenous history, culture, and health landscape in order to improve health outcomes and person-centered care. This self-directed learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada, free of charge and open to anyone.

Message from Indigenous Health Lead: A message from Dr. Bernice Downey, Indigenous Health Lead at McMaster University regarding COVID-19 and Indigenous communities.

National Collaborating Center for Determinants of Health: A resource page for COVID-19 put together by the National Collaborating Center for Determinants of Health. The resources are broken down into categories such as environmental health, public health ethics and Indigenous health.

  • Indigenous Peoples: A list of resources specific to Indigenous Peoples and COVID-19 geared toward healthcare providers from the National Collaborating Center for Determinants of Health.

The Conference Board of Canada: An article from the Conference Board of Canada discussing the unique challenges Indigenous communities are facing during COVID-19 and the informal practices, traditional knowledge being used to combat these challenges.

Government of Canada: The government of Canada website specific to COVID-19 and Indigenous communities. The website includes outbreak specific information, tips for protecting communities and support resources for Indigenous Peoples.

United Nations: The Department of Economic and Social Affairs within the United Nations has posted information for healthcare providers to support Indigenous communities during COVID-19. The information reflects on the unique traditions of Indigenous Peoples and how these are impacted during social distancing measures.

Native Women's Association of Canada: An information page for Indigenous Peoples regarding COVID-19 which includes resources and supports available including a crisis line which can be reached at: (888) 996-2818

A COVID-19 Fireside Chat with Indigenous Health Professionals: A link to a live video with Indigenous healthcare professionals discussing COVID-19.