Pandemic Plans

KOTM Epidemic/Pandemic Emergency Preparedness Plan

KO Telemedicine (KOTM) provides a variety of essential services to a large number of remote First Nations communities throughout Northwestern Ontario. In the event of an epidemic / pandemic, KOTM's ability to carry out these vital services could be seriously affected. This emergency preparedness plan has been developed to assist the organization in maintaining its essential services despite significant staff absence due to illness.

Wunnumin Lake First Nation Community Pandemic Plan

(an evergreen document)

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Wunnumin Lake First Nation

P.O.Box 125
Wunnumin Lake, Ontario
P0V 2Z0

Prepared by:

Sharon Mckay

Working Group members:

Sharon Mckay, Band Councillor,
Tommy Sainnawap, Health Director
Andrea Drodge, Community Health Nurse
Sarah Jane Cromarty, Community Health Representative (CHR)
Chris Cromarty, Elder

Addendum to Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in Schools: Settings where Students Board

Source: MOHLTC Guidance for the Prevention and Management of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Influenza Virus in Colleges & Universities, September 2009

Ill Students in Residences

Depending on the size of the residence and logistical feasibility, the institution should try to separate students with ILI in specific rooms or areas (e.g., rooms at one end of the hall, designated wing or floor).

Consider the following when caring for ill students with ILI in residence:

Pandemic Planning Template

A slide PPT template to help develop a pandemic plan for your community.

Pandemic Guidelines for First Nation Communities - Chapter 20 of the Ontario Pandemic Plan

Ontario Health Plan for an Influenza Pandemic August 2008

20. Guidelines for First Nations Communities

With the exception of a few small outposts that isolated themselves, there was by early 1919 only one place the virus had missed.

The Great Influenza, John M. Barry

There are 134 First Nations communities in Ontario. Of those, 106 are non-isolated (i.e., road access < 90 km to physician services) and 28 are isolated (i.e., regular flights, no year-round road access, good telephone and radio services).

FNIH Pandemic Influenza Plan

Updated January 2008


There are more than 600 First Nation and Inuit communities across Canada and each band has its own culture, history and identity; more than 50 languages are spoken. In Ontario, there are approximately 80,000 First Nations people in 134 reserves (Assembly of First Nations website).