Informational Links About COVID-19

Infectious Questions Podcast – In partnership with the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health, the 5th episode in the COVID-19 series focuses on pandemic preparedness in First Nations communities. We speak with Marlene Larocque, Senior Policy Advisor at the Assembly of First Nations, and Dr. Myrle Ballard, Researcher and Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba.

How to talk to your children about Covid-19 – from Grand Council Treaty #3

Highlights from the Covid-19 Fireside Chats – Highlights from Indigenous Health Professionals that includes discussions of traditional medicines and caring for children

Pandemic Planning Toolkit – a tool to assist in developing a Community Pandemic Plan, that focuses on identifying risks and planning to avoid or mitigate them. From First Nations Health Managers Association.

Cree Language Explanation Video – This is a storied version as to aid elders in understanding more about the Covid-19.

Indigenous Climate Action COVID Webinar Series: Indigenous Climate Action’s four part webinar series on COVID-19 in Indigenous communities, and building communities of care during the pandemic.


Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources

Southern Chiefs’ Organization – Guide to Mental Health Resources For First Nations, Métis & Inuit people in Winnipeg

Province of Manitoba – Caring For Your Health During COVID-19

Canadian Association for Mental Health – Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Canadian Centre for Disease Control and Prevention – Mental Health and coping During COVID-19

Government of Canada – Mental health and wellness in First Nations and Inuit communities

Helplines and Crisis Support Phone Numbers

Hope for Wellness Help Line: Online chat or phone line available at 1-855-242-3310

National Alliance on Mental Health – A 24 hour mental health helpline (800-950-6264.)

Province of Manitoba – Mental Health Crisis and Non-Crisis Regional Contacts

Klinic Community Health – Crisis, Support and Distress Phone Numbers

The Lifeline Canada – Canadian Crisis Centres

Lifevoice – indigenous Crisis Supports

Resources and Helplines for Youth