- In promoting Métis economic development, the CCDF leverages relationships with funding partners, industry and communities to meet the changing needs of Métis businesses.
- The program offers an array of non-interest and interest repayable loans and non-repayable grants.
- The objective of the Fund is to stimulate economic development activities of Métis people and communities.
- SMEDCO offers a combination of funding and financing challenges for non-repayable grants and low-cost borrowing options to Métis-owned businesses.
- Businesses in all sectors are eligible to apply for funding from SMEDO so long as businesses are able to fulfill the requirements to receive loans or non-repayable grants.
- The Community Enhancement Grant program provides eligible MN-S locals funding for demonstrating commitment to Métis Language Programs, Elder Programming, Land-Based Learning etc.
- The program focuses on the education and cultural connection for children up to 8 years old.
- The grant offers Métis locals up to $50,000 to enhance or develop Métis language programs, Elder involvement and land-based learning for children ages 0-8.
- The CEG focuses on Métis culture and a connection between children and their families with the community and land-based experiences.
- Reaching Home program provides a toll free hotline to seek help pertaining to homelessness or situations putting families at-risk of homelessness.
- The initiative aims to implement Housing First principles, connecting Métis that are chronically homeless and to appropriate housing to ongoing housing retention supports.