Resources for First Nations, Métis and Inuit

Acknowledgement

As part of the Region of Waterloo's ongoing commitment to Reconciliation, the following territorial acknowledgement serves to honour the ongoing relationship building process with Indigenous communities. This acknowledgement is a continual reminder of the past, current and ongoing work the Region must undertake in its steps towards Truth and Reconciliation.  

The Region of Waterloo is situated on the land traditionally used by the Haudenosaunee, Anishnaabe, and Neutral Peoples. We acknowledge the enduring presence and deep traditional knowledge, contributions and philosophies of the Indigenous People with whom we share this land today.

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Frequently asked questions

For Indigenous people to get the COVID-19 vaccine, what is considered an “Indigenous” person and do they require a status card to register? 
Vaccination clinic staff will not be asking for status cards. The term “Indigenous” refers to anyone who self-identifies as either First Nations, Metis or Inuit – status cards or any other type of proof of indigeneity is not required.

Do you know if “Indigenous adults and their immediate household” includes non-Indigenous spouses of Indigenous people?

Yes. Non-Indigenous spouses are eligible for vaccination. Indigenous adults, includes individuals and elders regardless of status or Indigenous identity and any individuals 12 years of age and older, living in their immediate household are eligible for vaccination.
My sister and I are non-status Indigenous adults living in Kitchener and Cambridge. Are we eligible to pre-register for the vaccine? Or do we need to live on reserve to be eligible right now? 
Yes. You and your sister are both eligible for vaccination. Indigenous adults, includes individuals and elders regardless of status or Indigenous identity and any individuals 12 years of age and older, living in their immediate household are eligible for vaccination.
How can I cancel my appointment at a First Nations, Métis and Inuit clinic?

If you booked your appointment at a First Nations, Métis and Inuit clinic, please call 519-514-1499 or email PHECOVIDIMMS@regionofwaterloo.ca to cancel your appointment.

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