The Indigenous Primary Health Care Council (IPHCC) is an Indigenous-governed and culture-based organization. Its creation is to support the advancement and evolution of Indigenous primary health care service provisions and planning in Ontario, through partnerships, education and advocacy.

IPHCC Vision

We are Indigenous health care organizations that operate in cities, First Nations, rural and remote areas across Ontario, improving health care disparities for the people.

Like historic alliances, such as the Council of Fires, we have united, for the sole purpose of working collaboratively, collectively and deliberately so that the health and well-being of the Indigenous People in Ontario, across each generation, is restored and assured. Our Model of Wholistic Health and Wellbeing places culture at the center as we believe our cultural effects all aspects of healing; Emotional, Mental, Physical and Spiritual.

IPHCC Mission

We promote and develop models of Indigenous primary health care provision that support the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples.

We develop Indigenous solutions to transform Indigenous health outcomes by reclaiming our cultural identity and preserving our cultural traditions, education, advocacy and promoting our inherit rights of nationhood.

Gathering and sharing stories and data about the health status and service gaps for Indigenous people

Identifying and alleviating the barriers that Indigenous people and communities face in regaining good health

Supporting Indigenous people and communities access to resources and networks to provide equitable quality health care

We do this by:


Equipping Council members with the tools, training and networks to provide quality health care.

Gathering and sharing data about the health status and service gaps for Indigenous people in Ontario.

Giving voice to the barriers that Indigenous people and communities face in regaining good health.

Partnering with Indigenous communities and mainstream providers.