COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 UPDATE: The NCNW office is currently closed. Our phone line is being monitored as well our general email Please note that staff will get back to individuals when they can.

Thank you to all the Health Care professionals and volunteers working to keep the community safe at this time.


Apply for benefits:

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan (support for individuals, businesses, and industries)

Apply for Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) with CRA (those employed/self-employed and have/will stop working due to COVID-19)

Niagara Region – Social Support (connecting residents to resources, services, programs and support during the pandemic)


Resources & updates regarding the COVID-19 virus:



Government of Canada – Public Health site Emergency Shelter resources
Updates in Ontario Grocery Stores aiding with food in Niagara
World Health Organization (WHO) Stay physically active during self-quarantine
Niagara Health Media Release – Preparing to Resume Scheduled Surgical and Outpatient Services (May 27)  
Niagara Health Media Release – Niagara Health expands testing at Assessment Centres (May 25)  
SEESAW & NCPC – Community Updates Regarding Childcare (May 19)  

ONWA Briefing of Press Conferences – Provincial/National COVID-19 Announcements (May 5)

Kihiani “Because We Must” – Empathy (video)

Ministry of Health – Update on COVID-19 Preparations and Actions (May 4)

ONWA Instructional Videos created by Tina Ortolan, Diabetes Awareness Coordinator, on Proper Mask Handling, Handwashing, Gloves and Hand Sanitizing
Niagara Health Media Release – Outbreak of COVID-19 on Inpatient Unit in St. Catharines Declared Over (April 30) COVID-19 Indigenous-Oriented Info & Updates
Niagara Health Media Release – Extending Care Beyond the Hospital into Long-term Care, Other Homes (April 29) SEESAW & NCPC – Resources for Families, Parents and Children (May 19)
Mental Health Commission of Canada – Coping with Stress Anxiety and Substance Use Infographic (April 27)  
ONWA Briefing of Press Conferences – Provincial and National COVID-19 Announcements (April 22)   
ONWA’s Aboriginal Diabetes Awareness program: How to Wash Your Hands (video)  
Ministry of Health – Testing in Long-term Care Homes (April 21) Ministry of Health – Covid 19 Guidance: Community Emergency Evacuations for First Nations due to Flooding (April 20)
Niagara Health Media Release – Covid-19 Outbreak Declared on Inpatient Unit at St. Catharines Site (April 21) PSA – Niagara Health Assessment Centre Drive Through Service (April 6)
Niagara Health Media Release – Urgent support for long-term care & retirement homes in Niagara (April 21) Updated list of Ontario COVID-19 Assessment Centres (March 31)
Ministry of Education – Ontario Establishes Key Partnerships to Make Home Learning More Accessible (April 17) PSA – Niagara Health Navigator (March 25)
Niagara Health Media Release – COVID Outbreak at St. Catharines Site Inpatient Unit (April 11) Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) List of links/resources 

Niagara Health Canada President Statement (April 10)

For Parents – School Work at Home
Niagara Canada Update (April 10) For Parents – Fun Things to do with Your Kids
ONWA Briefing of Press Conferences – Provincial/National COVID-19 Announcements (April 9)
COVID-19 Directive #3 for Long-Term Care Homes (April 8)
Ministry of Health COVID-19 Provincial Testing Guidance Update (April 8)
Update on COVID-19 Preparations and Actions (April 8)
ONWA Briefing of Press Conferences – Provincial and National COVID-19 Announcements (April 2)
Six Nations reports third case of COVID-19 (March 31)
Statement from Niagara Health (March 30) Domestic Violence Resources
ONWA Briefing of Press Conferences – Provincial and National COVID-19 Announcements (March 30) We Give Thanks – Anishinaabemowin Prayer


Tips to stay safe:

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Be Safe Be Smart if you develop Be Kind to address fear
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