Working in partnership to make life better for Métis

2023 June 1

In 2016, I promised that the Government of Canada would work with the Métis National Council and Governing Members to deliver on shared priorities. From investing in more affordable housing, to delivering better outcomes on health care, we have made a lot of progress. We know there is much more to be done and we are committed to working in partnership to build a healthy, prosperous future for Métis

The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

Today, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, joined the President of the Métis National Council, Cassidy Caron, to co-chair the annual Crown-Métis Nation Summit in Ottawa, Ontario, where they were joined by federal Cabinet ministers and presidents from the Métis Nation.

During the Summit, the Prime Minister reaffirmed the Government of Canada’s commitment to work in partnership with the Métis National Council to build a more prosperous future for all Métis citizens. The Summit provided an opportunity to reconvene and celebrate key accomplishments and establish shared priorities for the future, including health and wellness, languages, education, and economic development. Emergency management was identified as a new shared priority to explore opportunities for government-to-government cooperation.

During the event, the Prime Minister highlighted recent investments to close the socioeconomic gaps for Métis, including to support economic growth and improve access to affordable housing. The leaders also discussed Métis self-government recognition.

The federal government will continue to work with Métis Nation leaders to advance reconciliation and Métis self-determination, and to build a prosperous future for everyone.