In an announcement made today from Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller, $1.2 billion will be provided as new funding to help Indigenous communities keep continue to the fight against pandemic.
This includes, $380 million to help elders, address food insecurity and support initiatives to help limit the spread.
Of this, $630 million for Indigenous communities will be able to hire additional staff, buy personal protective equipment and adapt existing facilities to deal with the pandemic.
As vulnerable community members require support, Miller says $186 million will go to providing more home-care services to protect elders.
There are 4,384 active COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities on reserve and a total of 11,502 confirmed cases since March.
The government has announced more than $4.2 billion in COVID-19 support to Indigenous communities and organizations since the beginning of the pandemic.