Signing of the Métis Nation Housing Sub-Accord

News release

July, 19, 2018  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan  Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Today, the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, the President of the Métis National Council (MNC), Clément Chartier, and the Presidents of the MNC Governing Members signed the co-developed Métis Nation Housing Sub-Accord.

The Government of Canada and the Métis Nation have been working together to identify and advance shared priorities as identified in the Canada-Métis Nation Accord, including affordable housing. 

Through the sub-accord on housing, the design, delivery and administration of housing services will be undertaken by the Governing Members of the Métis Nation. It will be funded by a $500 million investment from Budget 2018 over 10 years.

The Government of Canada is proud to work with the Métis Nation to improve the socio-economic conditions of its members by addressing their housing needs and driving progress toward their vision of self-determination.


“The needs of the Métis Nation are best identified by the Métis Nation and we need to work in partnership to address them. The agreement is one step in demonstrating our government’s commitment a renewed relationship with the Métis Nation – one based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.  I look forward to continued dialogue supporting the interests and aspirations of the Métis Nation and those of all Canadians.”

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, M.D., P.C., M.P.
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

“The Métis Nation Housing Sub-Accord marks another important step on the path to forging a real nation-to-nation relationship with the federal government and addressing the pressing needs of our people for housing. It confirms the great value and effectiveness of the Permanent Bilateral Mechanism that the Prime Minister established with the Métis Nation and is achieving real change for our people.”

Clément Chartier
President of the Métis National Council

Quick facts

  • The Métis Nation is represented by the Métis National Council and its Governing Members: Métis Nation of Ontario, Manitoba Metis Federation, Métis Nation-Saskatchewan, Métis Nation of Alberta and Métis Nation British Columbia

  • The Canada-Métis Nation Accord was signed on April 13, 2017

  • The Prime Minister and the Métis National Council had their second annual meeting on June 15, 2018

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James Fitz-Morris
Director of Communications and Issues Management
Office of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett

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