Other Government Programs and Services


This website will change as a result of the dissolution of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, and the creation of Indigenous Services Canada and the eventual creation of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada. During this transformation, you may also wish to consult the updated Indigenous and Northern Affairs home page.

Health Care

All Canadians can access medical services through their provincial or territorial health insurance plan. If you're a First Nations person living on reserve, you can also access community-based health programs and services. Many of these are delivered locally by First Nations organisations. Contact your local health centre or band office for more information.

  • Health Canada also provides services and programs for First Nations and Inuit. Find out more:
  • Veterans – as a war veteran or civilian with theatre-of-war experience, you and your family may be entitled to certain services and benefits.

Children, Youth and Education

Jobs and Training

Business Services and Economic Development

Arts and Culture

  • The Canada Council for the Arts offers programs to help artists create and present their work. All Canada Council programs are available to Aboriginal artists and non-profit arts organisations. In addition, there are several council programs open only to Aboriginal artists and arts organisations.

Justice, Legal Issues and Taxation

  • Alternatives to the justice system are available to Aboriginal people, particularly youth.

New Technology