COVID-19 UPDATES


If you have COVID-19 related concerns, need help accessing supports, or have questions regarding the Métis Nation of Ontario's response to the pandemic please contact us by email or phone at:

  • Email: covidhelp@metisnation.org

  • Phone (Toll Free): 1-800-263-4889

Please select the most applicable extension:

  • Mental Health & Addictions Support: 275

  • All Other Health Related Concerns: 276

  • Education and Training Support: 169

  • Finance Support: 277

  • Housing Support: 278

 

Fact Sheets: A list of various financial support programs and resources available to Ontario Métis people and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Find below a list of COVID-19 information resources:

Public Health Agency of Canada:

Ontario Ministry of Health information on COVID-19

Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000

 

Find below a list of local health units for each MNO region:

Region 1: Northwestern Health Unit

Region 2: Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Region 3: Porcupine Health Unit

Region 4: Algoma Public Health Unit

Region 5: Public Health Sudbury & Districts

Region 6:

Region 7: Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Region 8:

Region 9:

 

Wednesday April 1, 2020:

The MNO is here to support its citizens through the COVID-19 crisis. To this end, the MNO will be strategically deploying its portion of the critical funds allocated through the $305 million Indigenous Community Support Fund from the Government of Canada and the $17 billion Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19 fund from the Government of Ontario to meet the needs of Métis communities and to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Learn more here

Wednesday March 25, 2020:

During this unprecedented economic situation consequent to the COVID-19 virus the Métis Voyageur Development Fund (MVDF) is looking to support Métis entrepreneurs in Ontario. For Current Clients the MVDF is taking the following steps to help minimize the cash strain on your business. Effective immediately and until May 31, 2020 they are suspending interest and fees on all loans and deferring all regular scheduled loan payments. Their staff remain at work and you can continue to reach them via email or at their regular phone number and extensions. More here

Monday March 23, 2020:

In a Telephone Town Hall held on Wednesday, March 18 well over 100 participants were updated about how the MNO is moving forward to address COVID-19 to continue to deliver important programs and services to citizens, families, and communities. Their concerns about ensuring that our citizens are supported throughout the pandemic were heard loud and clear. More here

Wednesday March 18, 2020:

Métis Nation of Ontario Chief Electoral Officer Paul Devillers has made the decision to postpone the MNO Election 2020, and extend the period during which MNO citizens will be able to vote online or by phone. This decision is made in accordance with the emergency power provided in Article 44 of the Electoral Code. Election Day is being moved to Monday, June 1 and Advanced Polling day is being moved to Saturday, May 23. Online and telephone voting will be accessible from 12:01 am May 5 to 11:59 pm May 29. More here