There is a growing amount of information and resources surrounding the health and well-being of First Nations, Inuit and Métis women, their families and communities. Follow the links below and explore some of the exciting work that is being done by the SOGC and a host of other Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organizations.

Plus, check out what we're reading this month. Send us your thoughts. Or, if you've read something great and think we'd like it too, share it with us!

Resources for Health Professionals

Health Professionals Working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis (2013)

Guide for Health Professionals Working with Aboriginal Peoples

Non-Insured Health Benefit (NIHB) fact sheet for women's health professionals

Non-Insured Health Benefit (NIHB) Client Handbook

Policy Statement: Returning Birth to Aboriginal, rural, and remote communities

Joint Policy Statement: Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, Realities and Access to Services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada

Best Practices for Returning Birth to Rural and Remote Aboriginal Communities

Cultural Competency and safety in First Nations, Inuit and Métis health care

Achieving Cultural Integration in Health Services: Design of Comprehensive Hospital Model for Traditional Healing, Medicines, Foods and Supports

“It's Not Something You Have to Be Scared About”: Attitudes towards Pregnancy and Fertility among Canadian Aboriginal Young People

Alienation and Resilience: The Dynamics of Birth Outside Their Community for Rural First Nations Women

Culturally Competent Care for Aboriginal Women: A Case for Culturally Competent Care for Aboriginal Women Giving Birth in Hospital Settings

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Among Aboriginal People in Canada: Review and Analysis of the Intergenerational Links to Residential Schools

Tenuous Connections: Urban Aboriginal Youth Sexual Health & Pregnancy. A Study by the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres

RHS Phase 2 (2008/10) Preliminary Results on Adults, Children and Youth Living in First Nations Communities. Ottawa: The First Nations Information Governance Centre, Revised Version April 2011.

Resources for Aboriginal Women, their families and communities

Sexual and Reproductive Health

HPV facts for Aboriginal youth

Contraception Flip Chart (8.13 MB PDF)

Sexual Health Toolkit: First Nation's Center, NAHO

  • For Part One - Sexual Health, STIs and HIV/AIDS, click here.
  • For Part Two - Healthy Relationships, Abuse and Body Image, click here.

Northern Sexual Health Portal

Cervical Cancer and Screening: NAHO Factsheet

Inuit and Cancer: A Fact sheet by Inuit Tapirit Kanatami (ITK)

Non-Insured Health Benefit (NIHB) Client Handbook

“There is a need so we help” – Services for Inuit Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse: Analysis Report

Teenage Pregnancy in Inuit Communities: Issues and Perspectives


Maternal and Child Health

Healthy Beginnings - 4th edition

Healthy Beginnings, Supportive Communities: A Strong Future - To order your copy, contact NAHO's Métis Center at

Born on the Land with Helping Hands: The Inuit women's guide to a health pregnancy (coming soon)

Returning Birth to Aboriginal, Rural, and Remote Communities

Midwifery and Aboriginal Midwifery in Canada Map

Unintended Pregnancy - & Canadians for Choice

Finding our Way: A Sexual and Reproductive Health Sourcebook for Aboriginal Communities
Health Sexuality and Funding Homophobia: Native Youth Photography Project

Understanding Immunization Toolkit – NAHO

Understanding Immunization Toolkit – Risks of the Vaccine Vs. Risks of the Disease

NAHO – Immunization / Publications Section

Indigenous Children's Health Report: Health Assessment in Action

Aboriginal Children's Health: Leaving No Child Behind, Canadian Supplement to the State of the World's Children 2009

Resources for Aboriginal Youth


Joint Projects and Community Initiatives

National Centre of Excellence in Aboriginal Health: Wabano Mamawi Centre

Health Professionals Working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis consensus guideline

Joint Policy Statement: Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, Realities and Access to Services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis People in Canada

SOGC-AFN Youth & Sexual Health Community Project (coming soon)

Bringing Birth Back to the Community

Aboriginal Health Initiative in the SOGC News

More coming soon...

Disclaimer for Responsibility Regarding Links to Other Sites
Please note that the Aboriginal Health Initiative and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada are not responsible for, and do not necessarily endorse, content produced by other parties.