The Métis Nation is actively addressing the health and wellness of Métis people and communities through evidence- and culture-based approaches. The Métis Nation is committed to improving health and wellness outcomes in collaboration with federal and provincial governments and other partners. The Canada-Métis Nation Accord provides a distinctions-based, nation-to-nation mechanism to effectively advance health and wellness through Métis governments.
The Métis National Council is continuously developing new strategies and models which are needed by the Métis communities to improve access to needed health services and contribute to closing the health gap. MNC and the Governing Members work with great number of national partners.
This Métis Nation Health Committee (MNHC) serves as an advisory/technical group to the MNC leadership. The MNHC focuses on the social determinants of health, data strategy, and research needs of Métis citizens. The Committee’s purpose is to engage with the Métis population to identify the health and wellness needs and priorities of the Métis Nation and support the design, development, implementation and evaluation of strategies, as well as developing initiatives and recommendations to improve Métis health and wellbeing.
The MNHC advises on:
- Health and wellbeing needs and priorities of the Metis population.
- Meaningful participation of members of the Métis Nation in the development process of the Federal Government of Canada’s health policy as it pertains to the Métis Nation.
- Opportunities to improve the health, and wellbeing outcomes of Métis people; opportunities to build national collaborations and partnerships.
- The design, development, implementation and evaluation of Métis health and wellbeing strategies and initiatives