The AFN COVID-19 Working Groups are coordinated by the C-19 Task Force lead. The groups are comprised of First Nations leaders and experts in the fields of health, including mental health and addictions, infrastructure, emergency management, data governance, policy, friendship centers, social and economic development, and include representatives from the First Nations Inuit and Health Branch.
Pandemic Plan Working Group
The Pandemic Plan Working Group’s objective is to provide support to First Nations in the development of community specific Pandemic Plans that will support their pandemic readiness in the future and to advocate for resourcing to meet these needs.
The Data Working Group’s objective is to provide support to First Nations in their data and information governance efforts by drawing relevant information from content matter experts in the areas of research and data governance. Other experts will be consulted as required.
The Reopening Working Group’s objective is to advocate for First Nations to ensure supports are available to First Nations throughout all phases of their reopening plans and to share guidance documents, best practices, and working templates.