EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY UPDATES DATABASE
The Chiefs of Ontario is working to ensure communities have access to needs based resources, open communications, personal protective equipment and other medical supplies to strengthen community response.
For all correspondence to leadership, please visit the Ontario Regional Chief Political Office Updates page here.
Community Guides and Resources
The impact of pandemic influenza outbreaks on individuals and societies can be reduced by being well prepared. This means having a comprehensive plan, that has been tested and refined through conducting exercises, engaging the whole of society.
Being well prepared is a critical aspect in assuring that on reserve First Nations communities can mitigate the effects of an influenza pandemic.
The documents listed are intended to provide practical guidance on how to select, plan, conduct and evaluate simulation exercises specific to pandemic influenza preparedness and response, and how to set up a process for using the outcomes of these exercises to review and improve pandemic influenza preparedness plans.
For more information on developing Pandemic Plans and other helpful information, visit World Health Organization: Public Health Preparedness.
Latest updates & guidelines, please see media database below:
Chiefs of Ontario and Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO): COVID-19 Action Plan
In 2019, the Chiefs of Ontario (Health Sector) signed a partnership agreement with the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). Given RNAO’s expertise and resources in evidence-based practice and political advocacy at the provincial and federal government levels during this pandemic, Ontario Regional Chief Archibald reached out to RNAO to seek guidance to prevent the worst-case scenario in First Nations communities.
May 22, 2020 - NAN Framework for Decision Making on Easing Restrictions in NAN Territory
The NAN Task Team has prepared the following framework to support communities as they begin the discussions on the next phase in responding to COVID-19. Part of this planning includes discussing when and how to ease public health restrictions and how communities should prepare for periodic “waves” of the virus, where COVID-19 infections rise and the risks to NAN communities increase.