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

Financial Supports

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.

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.



Mental Wellness

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 in Anishinaabe on request.

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

You can also call the Manitoba Addictions Helpline at 1-855-662-6605.

The Province of Manitoba has transitioned from the previous Pandemic Response System of “phases” and has moved to a colour-coded “Four Response Level” system. A colour-coded level will be assigned to each health district. The four levels are as follows: green for limited risk; Yellow for advising caution; orange for designating a restricted district, with additional measures to be implemented; and red for advising critical situations of community spread and/or significant strain on local health systems. 

For more information, visit the Manitoba Pandemic Response System webpage.

COVID-19 Coronavirus Online Resources

Manitoba Shared Health COVID-19 Screening Tool

Manitoba Government Official Updates

Manitoba Government Isolation for Symptomatic Individuals recovering at Home Fact sheet

Manitoba Government How to care for a person with COVID-19 at home fact sheet

Manitoba Government Self-isolation (Quarantine) for Asymptomatic Returning Travellers and Contacts of Cases Fact Sheet

Government of Canada COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Government of Canada Covid-19 and Indigenous Communities

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)

Going Back to School During Covid-19

Province of Manitoba Restoring Safe Schools

Unicef Supporting your child's mental health as they return to school

World Health Organization Covid-19 Parenting - Talking about Covid-19

Southern Chiefs' Organization Tips for Homeschooling your Child

Southern Chiefs' Organization Tips for Getting Your Family Ready to go Back to School

COVID-19 Informational Posters