- Programs and Services
The MNO-Ontario Bilateral Process, funded by the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs ensures an ongoing relationship between MNO and the province. Regular meetings between MNO leadership and Ontario Government Ministers throughout the fiscal year raises awareness on Métis issues and advances Métis priorities.
These meetings include:
The New Relationship Fund was created in 2008 to build core capacity at the community level for Métis and First Nations to facilitate consultations relating to lands and resources. The funding the MNO received in 2008/2009 laid the foundation for long term capacity building within the MNO because it lead to the creation of the Lands, Resources and Consultations Branch. This will enable the MNO to support Community Councils and Regional Consultation Protocol units in dealing with ongoing requests for consultation.