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Presidents from the M¨¦tis National Council governing
members signed a Housing Sub-Accord with the federal
government on July 19 at the General Assembly of the
M¨¦tis National Council. On hand for the signing were a
number of MNO representatives. Pictured are PCMNO
Secretary-Treasurer Tim Pile, MNO Chair France Picotte,
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Dr. Carolyn
Bennett, MNO President Margaret Froh, PCMNO Region
1 Councilor Theresa Stenlund and PCMNO Region 4
Councilor Ernest Gatien. Click here to view a larger version
of this picture.
Governing Member Presidents from the M¨¦tis National Council, including the M¨¦tis Nation of Ontario (MNO), signed the Canada-M¨¦tis Nation Housing Sub-Accord with the federal government at the General Assembly of the M¨¦tis National Council.
MNO President Margaret Froh and Dr. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations were among those who signed the Housing Sub-Accord in Saskatoon, Sask., on July 19.
This is the second Sub-Accord under the Canada-M¨¦tis Nation Accord signed in 2017. Earlier this year, a similar Sub-Accord was signed on skills and employment. Both housing and employment and training were year-one priorities under the Canada-M¨¦tis Nation Accord.
The Housing Sub-Accord, which was co-developed by the M¨¦tis Nation and federal government, gives the governing members of the M¨¦tis Nation control over the design, delivery and administration of housing services. The federal government¡¯s 2018 budget outlined a $500 million investment over 10 years to support the M¨¦tis Nation¡¯s housing strategy.
¡°This new Sub-Accord means?a greater investment in?housing funds for M¨¦tis in Ontario and more opportunities to address the wide ranging needs of our citizens,¡± stated President Froh.
¡°With new investments in housing, the M¨¦tis Nation of Ontario can build capacity and programs that will help those most in need,¡± she added.
According to the federal government, nearly one in five Indigenous people live in housing that needs major repairs and one in five live in housing that is overcrowded.
"The agreement is one step in demonstrating our government¡¯s commitment a renewed relationship with the?M¨¦tis?Nation ¨C one based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.? I look forward to continued dialogue supporting the interests and aspirations of the M¨¦tis Nation and those of all Canadians,¡± said Minister Bennett.
MNO currently delivers housing programs through Infinity Property Services, which is an agency of the MNO. For more information, visit its website at www.infinitypropertyservices.ca.
Posted: July 27, 2018See ALL news articles