First Nation, Métis and Inuit Strategic Housing Framework

MEMORANDUM
Date: July 27, 2012
To:

MNO Branch Directors
MNO Community Councils

CC Doug Wilson – Chief Operating Officer
From: Robynn Maluga, Senior Housing Policy Analyst
Re:

Upcoming Community Sessions

First Nation, Métis and Inuit Strategic Housing Framework: Respecting the Interests of Off-Reserve Peoples in Ontario Engagement Sessions

As a collective, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) and the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (OFIFC) invite you to participate in a province wide community engagement process regarding the design and development of the First Nation, Métis and Inuit Strategic Housing Framework for Off-Reserve Peoples in Ontario.

Central to recommendations outlined in the Ontario Off-Reserve Aboriginal Housing Trust Report (OAHT), 2008, the MNO, ONWA, and OFIFC recognize a First Nation, Métis and Inuit Strategic Housing Framework remains an essential priority in ensuring sustainable housing is created in the interest of the urban and rural First Nation, Métis, and Inuit community.  The First Nation, Métis and Inuit Strategic Housing Framework: Respecting the Interests of Off-Reserve Peoples in Ontario engagement process aims to place emphasis on the development of a comprehensive and coordinated approach towards an effective urban and rural First Nation, Métis, and Inuit housing strategy in collaboration with First Nation, Métis and Inuit community members across the Province of Ontario.

Your participation and the participation of your community members is critical in ensuring Métis community involvement in the future design, allocation, and delivery of affordable housing for First Nation, Métis, and Inuit people living in urban and rural communities. As these sessions are approaching quickly it is imperative that we have participants identified in your community and ask that you share the attached poster with your community members/clients. Community councils are also requested to identify a Housing Representative who will attend the session in their area.

The engagement process will include one-day sessions hosted in eight (8) communities across the province.   Session location and agenda will be provided at the time of RSVP.

  1. Thunder Bay - August 8, 2012
  2. Fort Frances  – August 9, 2012
  3. Barrie  - August 14, 2012
  4. London – August 15, 2012
  5. Sault Ste Marie - August 21, 2012
  6. Sudbury – August 22, 2012
  7. Timmins – September 25, 2012
  8. Ottawa – September 27, 2012


Click here to view the promotional poster.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at robynnm@metisnation.org or via telephone at toll free 1-800-891-5882 at extension 29.

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