As our Chiefs, health leaders, and community members work diligently to prepare our communities for COVID-19, we ask everyone to take precautions whenever possible to help reduce the spread of this coronavirus.

Did you know you can access financial benefits and support during the COVID-19 outbreak? All First Nations people have access to these financial benefits, regardless of where you live.

Find out more:

Service Canada launched a dedicated toll-free phone line for First Nation members who need help with applications for both Employment Insurance and the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). Service Canada’s Outreach Support Centre line is 1-877-631-2657.

For more information on Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, visit:

For more information specific to Covid-19 and Indigenous Communities, please visit:

If you are experiencing emotional distress and want to talk, contact the toll-free Hope for Wellness Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or the online chat at open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Telephone and online counselling are available in English and on request, in Anishinaabe.

Kids Help Phone: offers professional counselling, information, referrals, and volunteer-led, text-based support for children and youth. Text CONNECT to 6868608.

Manitoba Addictions Helpline: 1-855-662-6605.

COVID-19 Coronavirus Online Resources

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Manitoba Shared Health COVID-19 Screening Tool

Manitoba Government Official Updates

Government of Canada Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak updates

World Health Organization Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

Southern Chiefs' Organization COVID-19 Coronavirus Notices

SCO COVID-19 NOTICE #3: Measures for Community Preparedness (March 19, 2020)

SCO COVID-19 NOTICE #2: SCO Declares State of Emergency (March 17, 2020)

SCO COVID-19 NOTICE #1: SCO Responds to COVID-19 (March 13, 2020)

COVID-19 Informational Posters