Help Page

The Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Web site provides you with different ways to find information. If you need assistance locating information or using features such as how to search our site, please try one of the links below.

Accessibility Features

In order to make this site more accessible, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada has employed templates which:

  • are XHTML 1.0 Strict conformant, to improve compatibility with adaptive technologies, handheld devices, browsers and search engines;
  • have been successfully tested on a wide range of adaptive technologies and browser/platform combinations to ensure that Canadians can access Web pages regardless of the technology used;
  • include major components, such as the common menu bar, side menu, and content area that are properly marked up with headings to simplify navigation with a screen reader;
  • employ table-less layout and design to simplify screen reader navigation by reducing the structural complexity of Web pages;
  • improve accessibility by allowing visitors to configure visual elements to meet their accessibility needs;
  • use scaleable fonts and text-based navigational elements to improve accessibility and simplify navigation using adaptive technologies;
  • provide printer-friendly functionality in the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to render pages more compatible with printers and to prevent printing unnecessary page elements; and
  • separate visual presentation from the document structure.
  • employ skip navigation links at the beginning of the page for quickly moving to the content or the institutional links. These skip navigation links become visible when a mouse pointer hovers over top or when selected using a keyboard or other alternate input device.

While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accessibility of this site, some content or services found here might be inaccessible to some visitors. In those circumstances, the contact information for someone who can assist you has been provided.

Accessibility Notice

Increasing Text Size

To increase the text size on our Web pages, you can change the settings in your Web browser. Just follow the instructions below based on the browser you are using or see your browser's help for details.

Internet Explorer

  1. Select "View" in the menu bar.
  2. Select "Text Size".
  3. Select "Larger" or "Largest".

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Select "View" in the menu bar.
  2. Select "Text Size".
  3. Select "Increase".
  4. To increase the text size further, continue selecting "Increase".


  1. Select "View" in the menu bar.
  2. Select "Zoom".
  3. From the menu, select the size with which you would like to view the Web site.
  4. To increase the text size further, increase the percentage.

Installing a Font for Inuktitut

Some of the content found on the site have been posted in the Inuktitut Language. A special font (Pigiarniq) is required to view this content.
Instructions for downloading and installing the Pigiarniq font.

Help on accessing documents in PDF format

Some of the pages available on our website are electronic versions of documents that were originally designed for printing. These documents may also be available for download in PDF format so that you can view and print them with virtually the same graphics, typography and layout as the original version.

Before you can open any of the PDF documents on our website, you will first need to install one of the free PDF reader software programs from the list below.

If you choose not to use a reader, you can have the PDF file converted to HTML or ASCII text by using an online conversion service such as one offered by Adobe online conversion.

These websites are outside of the control of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and are listed solely for the convenience of our users. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada does not endorse any of the software found on these sites and is unable to provide technical assistance to users who install this software on their computers.

If you are still having trouble opening the .pdf document, follow these instructions:

  1. Right-click the link and select "save link as" or "save target as", depending on which browser you are using
  2. Save the document to your desktop
  3. Double click or Right-click on the file from your desktop, to open with a .pdf software (see list above), already installed on your computer

If you are unable to locate the information you require, please contact us.

Important Notices