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Developing a Pandemic Plan – Resource Guide for First Nations

Updated: Apr 3, 2020

Media clip: Neskantaga First Nation finalizes pandemic plan in face of COVID-19 threat: Plan calls for screening people entering the community at the airport and on the winter roads.

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.

Grand Council Treaty #3: Communicable Disease Emergency Plan Template – Click Below to View Word/PDF Document



On-Reserve First Nations communities: Canadian Pandemic Influenza Preparedness: Planning Guidance for the Health Sector

The Canadian Pandemic Influenza Plan for the Health Sector (CPIP) is a guidance document developed to assist in the preparation for and response to an influenza pandemic in all jurisdictions in Canada. The purpose of Annex B is to provide guidance to pandemic planners, at all levels of government, regarding influenza pandemic considerations in on reserve First Nations communities. The targeted audiences for this Annex are on reserve First Nations community health planners and tribal councils, as well as public health departments, regional health authorities and the provinces.

For readers interested in the PDF version, the document is available for downloading or viewing here:

Influenza Pandemic Planning Considerations in On Reserve First Nations Communities

(PDF document – 219 KB – 28 pages)

Additional Resources

Pandemic Influenza Plan

Pandemic Planning for Employer

Municipal Business Continuity Plan Template

Continuity of Decision Making: ToolKit for Municipalities

Resource Planning Worksheet

Environmental Scan of Pandemic Readiness

For more information on developing Pandemic Plans and other helpful information, visit World Health Organization: Public Health Preparedness.

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