The exceptional context of the COVID-19 pandemic is creating complex situations for First Nations communities, particularly for people struggling with addiction issues.

The special benefit service for addiction treatment will be exceptionally open to all First Nations members living in communities and requiring urgent treatment. This opening of the benefit ends on March 31, 2021.

Expanded component: For the accommodation costs for First Nations living in community within the framework of a stay in an addiction residential resource.

Eligible Provider:

– Any Indigenous person living in a community with proof of residence.

Are not eligible for the Special Benefit – Expanded Component for Addiction Treatment of Indigenous Services Canada:

– Indigenous people who are not permanently residing on a community.

For more information, you can contact the Odanak Health Centre at 450.568.6766.