First Nations & Indigenous Health Centres in Northern Ontario – Accessing PPE & Critical Supplies

  • First Nations and Indigenous Health Centres in Northern Ontario can access Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as gloves, masks and isolation gowns, and Critical Supplies, such as swabs and disinfectant wipes, through the Ontario Health North Regional PPE & Critical Supplies Table, which is supported by the Northern Supply Chain.

  • First Nations and Indigenous Health Centres will not be charged for accessing these supplies needed in the containment of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

How it works:

  • Communities and organizations should use their usual purchasing processes in addition to looking for alternative supply sources before contacting the table with an escalation request.

  • If a community’s PPE or critical supplies fall below 14 days worth of supplies, please escalate this need to the Regional PPE Table/ Northern Supply Chain’s attention through this online Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Intake Form

  • Information on how to use this form and other resources can be found here:

  • Any questions about this process or vendors you are dealing with can email:

Two Co-leads supporting this Regional Table and can be contacted for more information:

Michael Giardetti, Director, Northern Supply Chain, (

Matthew Saj, Regional Manager, Northern Supply Chain ( )

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