Pandemic Tools / Templates

Guidance on Public Health Measures for the Pandemic H1N1 Influenza Virus in First Nations Communities


This document aims to provide guidance to First Nations communities on public health measures that can be used to control the spread of the H1N1 flu. It provides:

  • Steps that can be taken to stop the spread of flu within households and the community
  • Advice on postponing or continuing with large gatherings

Your H1N1 Preparedness Guide

The attached 24 page guide covers these topics:

  • What is the H1N1 flu virus?
  • Prevention
  • Symptoms
  • Caring for someone who is sick
  • Vaccine and antivirals
  • Planning ahead
  • Canada's plan
  • Resources

From the Public Health Agency of Canada | 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)

Backgrounder - Ontario's Flu Vaccine Strategy

Ontario will immunize people 65 years of age and older and residents of long-term care homes, with seasonal flu vaccine first. Ontario will offer the rest of the province's population the H1N1 vaccine beginning in November followed by a universal influenza immunization program with the seasonal flu vaccine in the months following. Ontario's decision to take this approach is based on scientific analysis by the province's top immunization experts suggesting that this vaccination sequence strategy will provide the greatest benefit to the population's health.

FNIH Ontario Region Contact List

Attached is the FNIH Ontario Region contact list.  These contacts will also be added to the contact area of this website.

Pandemic Planning Template

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

Pandemic Emergency Toolkit

Are you ready?

Getting Started

  •  All residents have a role in preparing for a public health emergency - like pandemic influenza
  • The community Tool Kit provides information on how to prepare for public health emergencies.

Business Continuity Planning Tool Kit

Hiawatha First Nation
August 26, 2008

What is Business Continuity Planning?

  • Plan that enables critical services to be continually delivered to the community
  • Prepare BCP for each essential service/program