Over 500,000 face masks have been delivered to northwestern Ontario, to help keep our communities as safe as possible from COVID-19.

Grand Council Treaty #3 staff accepted the donation of children and adult face masks from Exchange PPE earlier this week, which has since been sent out and delivered to First Nation communities across the territory.

Grand Council Treaty #3 staff and Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh made the deliveries this week, with the help of community volunteers.

Exchange PPE is a Winnipeg-based business with Indigenous ownership. They only sell personal protective equipment and opened during the COVID-19 pandemic. They’ve made donations in Saskatchewan and Manitoba as well.