Update on COVID-19 – March 25, 2020

As a result of COVID-19, Indigenous Services Canada and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, along with other Departments and Agencies activated their business continuity plans last week to help flatten the curve.

Over the weekend, the Government of Canada announced that these measures will remain in force until April 10, 2020 and will be reassessed as the situation continues to evolve.

As a result of the extension, we have added network access times for employees not working on critical files. The access times are as follows:

In addition, to support social distancing provisions in place and the health and safety of employees, access to most federal buildings is limited. Employees who must access their building will need to have their access cards and follow their building security measures.

For the latest updates, please continue to access:

Thank you to all employees for your on-going dedication, flexibility and cooperation over the last few weeks.


Daniel Watson
Deputy Minister, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Jean-François Tremblay
Deputy Minister, Indigenous Services Canada


Diane Lafleur
Associate Deputy Minister, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Sony Perron
Associate Deputy Minister, Indigenous Services Canada

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