350 Rutherford Road, South  Plaza II, Suite 305,Brampton ON   L6W  4N6   T: 905-450-4844


Welcome to the Credit River Métis Community Archive

This page is an archive of material posted on the previous CRMC website prior to January 2024.  The MNO Credit River Métis Council represents Métis citizens in the areas of Halton and Peel. We are a not for profit council of volunteers, who support citizens, plan events, and host council meetings for our catchment.


​The #MNO will be hosting #domesticviolence workshops for MNO citizens every Wednesday in October from 6:30-8:00 PM EST.Join and learn about boundary setting, cycles of abuse, triggers, consent, emotional regulation, trauma bonding, coping skills, grounding, mindfulness, and more.Each weekly session will follow a different theme and provides resources, and a prize draw for those in attendance.Registration links change per session- please visit: https://bit.ly/DVSeriesMNO

​”My career goal is to become a Conservation Officer for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry in my home community of Fort Frances.

With MNO support, I have pursued an education in Fish and Wildlife to build towards my goals!

I have enrolled in the Fish and Wildlife program at Fleming College, and I am going into my second year, with hopes of applying for the Conservation and Environmental Law Enforcement course next year.

During the summer, I work for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. I am a Fire Crew Member, and my responsibilities include working in a 5-person crew to ensure that wildfires within the Fort Frances district are contained for the safety of our community.”

We thank Connor for helping to take care of the precious ecosystems in Ontario, and the MNO wishes you the best of luck in your future endeavours!

To learn more about the MNO Education and Training branch and how MNO citizens can benefit, please visit: https://bit.ly/3Lv7M2x

#MNO #SuccessStory #Education #Career

​Join us for a workshop on beginning the new school year and #navigating the early years! Gain knowledge on how Métis parents can support and advocate for children in school and childcare settings, discuss the transition back to school, and learn about peer-to-peer relationship building.For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/DRCWorkshopHave a question? Please email: [email protected]

​On behalf of the Credit River Metis Council, we would like to wish all those mothers, step-mothers and all those who play the role of a mother a very Happy Mother’s Day!

MNO citizens help support the bee populations in your own backyard! Climate change, pesticide use, and habitat loss have contributed to the bee population decline in Canada. To help combat this issue, learn about setting up a bee hotel, report on plant bloom times, and fill-out an end-of-season survey. Supplies and resources will be provided!For more information, please visit: https://bit.ly/3pysC97#Bee #Conservation #MNO

​Métis youth ages 7-17, join instructor, Shannon Chappell for the May session of our Youth Wellness Connection. This class focusses on basic yoga postures, gentle stretching, and ends with a guided meditation. To register, visit: https://bit.ly/44BYUQr #Youth #Yoga

​Join us for a Métis canoe adventure as families with children ages 0-12 years build and experiment with paper boats. Families will paint and decorate their family paddle, play the game Nine Overboard and learn all about the fur trade! To register visit: https://bit.ly/3HMLB5S

This workshop will be held at the Credit River Metis Council Office on Saturday May 6, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
350 Rutherford Road South, Plaza II Suite 305, Brampton Ontario L6W 4N6
To Register:  Please send your name and citizenship number to [email protected]
Limited number of spaces available. 

​The MNO is receiving $366,000 in funding across three years from the Government of Ontario to enable Métis communities to take a more active and collaborative role in the design, development and implementation of Great Lakes protection and restoration efforts. To read the full story, visit: https://bit.ly/3mLiicY

​In honour of #NationalVolunteerWeek, we want to recognize the volunteerism that has brought us to where we are now! Dedicated individuals have offered up their time and efforts over the past 30 years to build community and provide for other Métis citizens.Some serve in elected positions on our councils and boards at the provincial and community level, some volunteer for community activities, and others volunteer at our gatherings during the annual fall hunt. Without our volunteers, the MNO wouldn’t be able to offer the Long Terms Care Program, the Infinite Reach Program for student mentorship, or the Tax Clinics (to name a few!).Without this commitment, we would not have been able to progress and realize the accomplishments we are so proud of as a people. Thank you for being an undeniable and essential part of our fabric.If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, make sure to contact your local Community Council at: https://bit.ly/MNOCouncilContacts

The Region 8 Women’s Representatives of Toronto-York, Oshawa-Durham and Credit River Métis communities are pleased to invite you to spend an afternoon with other Métis women and two-spirit folks for a Healing Blanket Making Workshop on April 22nd from 12:30pm-4:30pm. This workshop will be held in-person at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, 16 Spadina Road (Bloor and Spadina) in Toronto.All Métis-identified women and two-spirit folks are invited. A light lunch will be provided, along with all blanket-making materials.SPACES ARE LIMITED – Click the link to register now: https://forms.office.com/r/QXBxbG63fyPlease email [email protected] for more information.

​The MNO #Summer Career Placement program provides wage subsidies for Métis students, between the ages of 15-30, working summer jobs. Find out more at: https://bit.ly/SummerPlacementProgram #MNO

​Reminder! The MNO All Citizen Town Hall is THURSDAY, April 20 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM EST on Zoom.All Métis Nation of Ontario citizens are invited to an online Town Hall on Thursday April 20, 2023. This Town Hall will provide important updates on ongoing MNO self-government negotiations and implementation, and an update on upcoming self-government recognition legislation. Participants will also have an opportunity to ask questions.Registration is required to attend this meeting: bit.ly/3ULu4Ai

​The MNO is excited to invite Métis early learners, between 0-12 years and their families to this month’s Very Berry family social! Learn about planting and harvesting in the spring by making a birch bark basket and enjoy fun games and songs about berries. Registration is open to MNO citizens from April 17-21, please visit: https://bit.ly/VeryBerrySocial

The Region 8 Women’s Representatives of Toronto-York, Oshawa-Durham and Credit River Métis communities are pleased to invite you to spend an afternoon with other Métis women and two-spirit folks for a Healing Blanket Making Workshop on April 22nd from 12:30pm-4:30pm. This workshop will be held in-person at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, 16 Spadina Road (Bloor and Spadina) in Toronto.All Métis-identified women and two-spirit folks are invited. A light lunch will be provided, along with all blanket-making materials.SPACES ARE LIMITED – Click the link to register now: https://forms.office.com/r/QXBxbG63fyPlease email [email protected] for more information.

Do you know an exceptional Métis woman in your community whose service and contributions deserve recognition? The Métis Nation of Ontario Women’s Council is seeking nominations for the “Women Honouring Women” award! The deadline for submissions is July 7, 2023. For more info visit: www.mnowc.com/mnowc-award#womenempowerment #womensupportingwomen #femaleempowerment

Have you applied yet? Applications for the Métis Nation of Ontario’s Post-Secondary Education Support Program are available now- but the May 3, 2023 deadline is coming! Don’t delay, submit your application today. For more on program eligibility and to access the application visit: https://bit.ly/3YcW4NmIf you need help with your application please register for our Application Information session on April 19, 2023 by emailing Heather at: [email protected]

​Applications for two exciting MNO housing programs are open!The Emergency Home Repair Program supports eligible MNO citizens to fund necessary repairs to their homes.The Home Buyers Contribution Program helps eligible MNO citizens substantially increase their overall down payment and reduce carrying costs when purchasing their first home.For criteria and a list of details about these programs, visit: https://bit.ly/EmergencyRepairProgram OR https://bit.ly/HomeBuyersContribution

We are pleased to share an exciting opportunity for Metis youth, aged 15-18, and hope that you will help spread the word.Applications are now open for the MNO Canoe Expedition 2023! Métis youth, aged 15-18, who are citizens of the Métis Nation of Ontario, or whose parents are MNO citizens can apply for one of two 1-week sessions this summer. Participants will learn camp skills and experience the thrill of travelling in freighter canoes on open water. Join the crew; push your personal boundaries; foster new relationships with other Metis youth and experience life on the lakes and rivers of Ontario.This application requires parental/guardian input and consent for any applicant under 18 years old.Spaces are limited.  The MNO will strive to balance participation across MNO regions when selecting participants.

​This workshop is being held on Thursday April 13, 2023, from 1pm till 3pm it’s a creative writing workshop. This workshop is being lead by a Metis citizen Kimberly Cayer, who is an author and children’s entertainer. Kim is a lively woman who has a great passion for the writing arts.
To Register: Contact Janmie Lambert at [email protected]

The MNO is forming our first-ever Environment Working Group! This group will focus on gathering knowledge to develop policies, long-term plans and provide input on how the MNO can continue to protect and preserve the land. For more info and to apply, visit: https://bit.ly/MNOEnvironmentCommittee

​Try out the first of its kind Métis-Focused Ecological Footprint Calculator! This calculator incorporates Métis knowledge and way-of-life into its questions and calculations, giving tailor-made suggestions to reduce your eco-impact.Learn tips like introducing locally harvested foods, minimizing your transportation footprint, and making your home energy efficient!Read the full story and test it out here: https://www.metisnation.org/news/metis-focused-ecological-footprint-calculator/#TreadingLightly #Environment #ClimateChange #Métis

​Calling potential first-time home buyers! This 3-part virtual workshop series hosted by the MNO Financial Literacy Program will walk you through the homebuying process and what you need to know as you prepare to buy your first home. We’ll discuss all of the basics of budgeting for homeownership, saving for a down payment, and qualifying for a mortgage. To register, visit: https://bit.ly/3mUNyWu

The Weaving Wellness Centre, an Indigenous consulting and psychotherapy practice, is seeking an enthusiastic, culturally-grounded, and innovative Indigenous Clinic Manager with a combination of work experience in office management and administration, as well as current clinical work as a therapist (preferably with Indigenous peoples and/or within Indigenous communities). This position will entail 2 days of direct clinical service delivery and 3 days of clinical management and administrative work.Please visit http://bit.ly/3yh3cxJ to review a full job description and email [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]> with any questions or to submit an application. Applications are due by March 24, 2023

Métis citizens submit your recipes until May 1, 2023, for a chance to be featured in the MNOWC Cookbook! Share with us your favourite Métis meal and preserve it in history for others to enjoy. Submit via google form at: bit.ly/3xLzJvT, email directly to: [email protected] or send in by mail to: SUZANNE JACKSON – MNOWC President PO Box 154, St Williams, ON N0E1P0

​Métis families with children ages 0-12 years join us in exploring the science and sweetness of creating a maple taffy sweet treat! Learn about the significance of Maple Syrup and enjoy a fun trivia game to celebrate the season. For more info, visit: https://bit.ly/3L8zqmm

​On February 24, 2023, Canada and the MNO announced that the parties have signed a Métis Government Recognition and Self Government Implementation Agreement. This Agreement builds on a self-government agreement previously signed in 2019 and formal negotiations between the parties that began in 2017.Upon signing, Canada officially recognized that the MNO is the Indigenous government representing its citizens and Métis communities within Ontario, and that this Métis collectivity has an inherent right to self-government recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.More here: https://www.metisnation.org/news/canada-and-metis-nation-of-ontario-sign-updated-metis-self-government-agreement/PHOTO: Representatives from Canada and the MNO during a virtual signing ceremony on February 23, 2023.

The Métis Nation of Ontario has concluded its province-wide plebiscite on next steps related to the Registry Review process, which was called in accordance with the 2022 Annual General Assembly’s direction resolution AGA220820-02. Chief Electoral Officer, Paul Devillers, has announced results here: https://www.metisnation.org/news/mno-chief-electoral-officer-announces-results-of-province-wide-plebiscite/

​The Métis Nation of Ontario is pleased to announce that the 2023-2024 Post-Secondary Education Support Program Applications are now available! If you are an MNO citizen and are currently attending or have
been accepted into an accredited post-secondary institution in Canada, then this program is for you!!

​Looking for Métis home care/ long-term care recipients and Métis family members and/or caregivers to participate in the Supportive Care during COVID-19 study! We want to know your experiences and perceptions about home care and long-terms care services in Ontario during the pandemic. To learn more about this study, visit: https://bit.ly/3XTvMjd

​Get your popcorn ready! Following the success of the fish consumption survey, the Great Lakes Advisory Group is presenting a screening of their short film on fish consumption to help MNO citizens become familiar with Ontario’s online fish consumption guide. Attendees will have a chance to win 1 of 5 $200 Cabela gift cards. To register for the event, visit: https://bit.ly/3EeJ3fn  

Please email Jannie Lambert at [email protected], if you are interested in this workshop.

​Looking for work? Looking to hire? Questions about business wage subsidies? Or student supports? The MNO offers programs and services to employer and employees to strengthen communities and Ontario’s economy.Visit the MNO website at www.metisnation.org or email: [email protected] , [email protected] for more info.

​Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak / Women of the Métis Nation is excited to announce the third intake (Spring 2023) of our new “Reach for the Sky Women’s Leadership Program”. This exceptional educational program is designed specifically to prepare and empower our young adult Métis women (18-30) to become effective community leaders. Reach for the Sky has been developed with the collaboration and partnership Employment and Social Development Canada; to provide a unique, empowering learning opportunity, grounded in Métis women’s traditional knowledge, history and culture.Should you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] and, for more information please visit our website at https://metiswomen.org/reach/.

​Inviting MNO citizens to learn more about the MNO Family Supports at a series of virtual info sessions from March 4-9, 2023. These sessions are specific to MNO Citizen families interested in being supported by these programs and eligible for the Direct Benefits Programs and Services. For more details, visit: https://bit.ly/3Y8CYZE

​The Metis Nation of Ontario is pleased to announce that the 30th MNO Annual General Assembly (AGA) will take place August 18-20, 2023! Make sure to save the date and stay tuned for more updates!

​To register, please email your local Community Wellness Coordinator – Jannie Lambert  at [email protected] by Friday February 10, 2023. Please note that spaces are limited.

​There are 27 days left until voting closes in the province-wide plebiscite. You can vote by mail, online, or by telephone. Voting instructions are being mailed and emailed to all MNO citizens and are available on the MNO website. We encourage all citizens to ensure your contact information is up-to-date with the MNO Registry. For more info visit: www.metisnation.org/plebiscite

Attention MNO citizens! Applications to the MNO’s COVID-19 Support Programs are available until March 3, 2023. To view each program and apply online visit: https://www.metisnation.org/covid-19-support-programs/*Please note the “Back to School Fund” is no longer accepting applications at this time*

​#STEM kits for Métis children ages 3-12 years are available! Engage your child in hands-on learning to develop a variety of skill sets, including creativity, exploration, and problem-solving. To learn more and to apply for a kit for your family visit: https://bit.ly/3WgIA2l #Youth

​This event will take place on Saturday, February 18, 2023 from 1:00pm – 3:30pm (ages 13-29) and 3:45pm – 5:00pm (ages 6-12) EST over Zoom. Here is the link to register (also included on the poster): https://tinyurl.com/znauk84z. We recommend youth ages 6-12 have a parent or guardian present with them during the forum.

To Register, please use the following link:
Please note, in person Registration closes Sunday January 15, 2023

Métis early learners and families are invited to join an upcoming Family Social to create a magical winter wonderland scene and play an interactive game! Explore animal life and identification while learning about traditional and modern Métis ways of life in the winter months.
https://bit.ly/3Xjj5OE  #Winter #FamilyTime

To Register, please use the following link:
Please note, in person Registration closes Sunday January 15, 2023

We are looking for Metis citizens that have a desire to make a difference in our community .We have a few positions available on council. We are looking for you ! Come out meet new people and have some fun!  If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

As ballots for the Province-wide Plebiscite are arriving in mailboxes, many Métis Nation of Ontario citizens have been asking, “what is an “incomplete” citizenship file?” Get the facts here: https://www.metisnation.org/news/incomplete-files-explained/

A New Year message from the Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario

The MNO will be hosting three separate information sessions highlighting the supports available through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), Indspire, and the MNO. These sessions will be held virtually on January 24, February 9th, and February 22nd 2023, from 6-7 PM. For more info and to sign up email [email protected] or call 905-490-0574

Information sessions on the MNO Registry Review and ongoing Province-wide Plebiscite will continue in the new year! Register to learn more about the report findings and how you can have your voice heard through the plebiscite vote. http://bit.ly/3GiO0W9

Michif, one of the languages of the Métis people, is considered endangered and the number of Michif speakers has declined significantly in recent decades.
Language is one of the most important aspect of culture, we want to provide all citizens with an opportunity to learn the basics of the Michif language in a fun and interactive environment.
The Métis Nation of Ontario is excited to be hosting the Métis Language and Culture Camp this summer for MNO citizens in Regions 8 and 9 virtually through Zoom. This Camp will be available to all other Regions at later dates (Regions 6 + 7 in the Fall, Regions 1, 2, 3, 4 + 5 this Winter).
The three-day Camp, taking place Aug. 24, 25 & 27, 2022, focusses on learning the basics of the Michif language and providing Métis families the opportunity to be immersed in the language through traditional cultural activities.
Activities include jigging, language games, cooking classes, and more. This camp is open to all ages, and we strongly encourage family participation.
Registration for August Camp 2022 Survey (surveymonkey.com)Deadline to apply is August 4
If you have any questions contact -Desiree Lalonde, Métis Language Coordinator
[email protected]

Come join our “Métis kitchen party” to learn, move, and have some fun! Join award winning-fiddler Alicia Blore and Jigger Megan Southwell as they share their expertise on traditional Métis instruments and dancing.Tuesday August 9, 2022  7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
Age Group 11-17To Register: bit.ly/3OXICJG #OneMNO #WeAspire

Join us virtually on August 27th for the first in a monthly series of workshops where interested citizens will learn a Tale of Two Bags!Building off each preceding session participants will create traditional tobacco pouches and sash bags. These skills can then be taken out into their communities to share.The deadline to register is July 22, 2022 and space is limited, so register today by visiting: https://bit.ly/3bWHcAj

To Register: bit.ly/3NN9pXF

Join us virtually from July 25 to 27 for the Métis Youth Summer Rendezvous Camp, filled with cultural workshops that will allow Métis youth in grades 7, 8, or 9 to practice traditional skills and knowledge in events and activities that celebrate Métis culture and way-of-life. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3Nhqzwr #Camp

​Register Now!The MNO Annual General Assembly is Métis self-government in action!
Every year, MNO citizens and leadership from Métis communities across Ontario gather to make their voices heard, review the successes of the past year, and set a course for the coming year.
For the past two years, the AGA was held virtually to ensure the safety and wellbeing of MNO citizens, families, and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year we are gathering again with friends, family and colleagues from across Ontario — in person and virtually! (Reminder: those attending virtually will not be able to vote on AGA resolutions).THE AGA IS OPEN TO ALL MNO CITIZENS. MNO Citizens can register for the AGA by clicking the link below which will direct you to the online registration form. Please fill out the information in full in order to allow the event organizers to process your registration for this event.
The MNO AGA is open to all citizens, whether or not they have been designated by a local Community Council to attend. Citizens are encouraged to complete the online registration in advance so that we have an idea of numbers of citizens to expect for meals, meeting space, etc.
The venue for the AGA will be the Intercontinental Hotel, located at 225 Front St W in Toronto steps away from downtown attractions.
Register for the AGA Here!MNO PRESIDENT’S WELCOME and CANOE ARRIVAL • Thursday, August 18, 2022. As has been the MNO’s tradition, prior to the start of the AGA, delegates will gather to cheer on the arrival of MNO leadership, special guests and other dignitaries via canoe. This year, the canoes arrive on the evening of Thursday, August 18 at Toronto Island Park at 6PM where there will also be a community BBQ and an outdoor “Kitchen Party” with live music. Stay tuned for more details on the President’s Welcome and Canoe Arrival festivities.
In an effort to be kind to the environment we encourage everyone to bring a refillable water bottle. We will supply refilling stations. Thank you for your support.For more information go to metisnation.org.

We are looking for Metis citizens that have a desire to make a difference in our community .An educational or accounting background would definitely be an asset. We are looking for you ! Come out meet mew people and have some fun!  If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

COVID-19 Expanded eligibility for fourth doses Starting April 7th, the Province, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is expanding eligibility for fourth doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged 60 and over as well as Indigenous Peoples and their household members aged 18 and over. All eligible Ontarians are encouraged to get their fourth dose as soon as possible. Expanding booster eligibility will provide an extra layer of protection against the Omicron and BA.2 variants and, in addition to antivirals, are another tool the Province is using to live with and manage COVID-19.The Province has been clear about the fourth dose being recommended for 18+ years old. Eligibility is being determined by date of birth, so individuals must be 18 on the date of their vaccination appointment.On Thursday April 7 at 8:00am., eligible individuals will be able to book their fourth dose appointment through the COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900, directly through public health units that use their own booking systems, through Indigenous-led vaccination clinics, participating pharmacies, and participating primary care settings

Halton Region’s vaccination portal will allow for appointments to be booked three months from the date you received your third dose/booster. Halton Region and the Province recommend a five month interval between your third dose/booster and fourth dose. Pfizer will be offered as a fourth dose to individuals 30 years old and under. Moderna will be offered to individuals over 30 years of age.

We plan to align with the Province’s announcement and are working with IT to update the Booking System. Vaccinations will be available by-appointment until we can further understand the demand.

As always, we continue to update our website with new, and up to date information; please continue to visit halton.ca or the Provincial website.

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 phone at 1-800-263-4889 or by email at [email protected]

Credit River Metis Area

The Credit River Métis Council (CRMC) serves the Citizens of the Métis Nation of Ontario in a very large, densely populated area (yellow on the map) that is an urban and rural mix.  The CRMC area covers major Cities and Towns such as Bolton, Brampton, Caledon, Erin, Georgetown, Halton Hills, Malton, Milton, Mississauga, Oakville and Orangeville.Also included in the CRMC area is Acton, Alton, Ashgrove, Ballinafad, Belfountain, Bramalea, Brisbane, Caledon East, Camilla, Cheltenham, Clarkson, Glen Williams, Grand Valley, Hillsburg, Hornby, Huttonville, Inglewood, Laurel, Limehouse, Marsville, Meadowvale Village, Mono, Mono Road, Mono Mills, Monticello, Norval, Orton, Ospringe, Port Credit, Sandhill, Snelgrove, Speyside, Stewart Town, Streetsville, Tamarack, Terra Cotta, Victoria, Waldemar and Wildfield.

The Credit River Metis Council has moved! The new address:Credit River Metis Council
350 Rutherford Road, South
Plaza II
Suite 305
Brampton, Ontario.
L6W 4N6We look forward to seeing you soon.