a group photo pf MNO Senators: Front (l-r): Ray Bergie, Verna Porter-Brunelle, Reta Gordon, Rene Gravelle, Roland St. Germain, Joe Poitras Middle (l-r): Richard Meilleur, Guy Mandeville, Cecile Wagar, Christina Acton, Parmallia Burgie, Patsy Dryden, Karen Cederwell, Gerry Courville, Marlene Greenwood, Ken Fraser, Gerry Bedford, Joyceline Rose, Gary Laframboise, Maryjane Buttenham, Brenda Powley, John George, Carol Levis, Terry Bloom Back (l-r): Kevin Rath, Robert Lloyd, Alphonse Roussin, Larry Duval, Ken Simard, Brian Gouliquer, Jim Turner, Fern McCoy
MNO Senators at the AGA in Peterborough, August 2018

Senators have a special place in Métis culture, the Métis Nation of Ontario and in its governance structure. Highly respected for their knowledge, values, and experience, Senators provide an elder’s presence at community events and meetings, and they help to keep Métis culture alive by sharing traditions and ways of life. One Senator sits as a member of each Community Council and a total of four Senators, including one Executive Senator, sit on the PCMNO.


See this link for current PCMNO Senators


MNO Chartered Community Council Senators

MNO Atikokan Métis Council – Senator Brian Gouliquer
MNO Barrie South-Simcoe Metis Council – Vacant
MNO Chapleau Métis Council – Senator John Bruneau
MNO Clear Waters Métis Council – Senator Doris Lanigan 
MNO Credit River Métis Council – Senator James Tolles
MNO Georgian Bay Métis Council – Senator Gwen Lindsay
MNO Greenstone Métis Council – Senator Patricia Dryden
MNO Grand River Métis Council – Senator Leslie-Anne Muma
MNO Great Lakes Métis Council – vacant
MNO High Land Waters Métis Council – Senator Timothy Yearington
MNO Historic Sault Ste. Marie Métis Council – Vacant
MNO Kenora Métis Council – Senator Karen Cederwall
MNO Mattawa Métis Council – Senator Joyceline Rose
MNO Moon River Métis Council – Senator Victor Brunelle
MNO Niagara Region Métis Council – Brian Kon 
MNO North Bay Métis Council – Senator Marlene Greenwood
MNO North Channel Métis Council – Vacant 
MNO Northern Lights Métis Council – Senator Gerry Courville
MNO Northwest Métis Council – Vacant 
MNO Oshawa and Durham Métis Council – Senator Cecile Wagar
MNO Ottawa Métis Regional Council – Senator Parmallia Burgie
MNO Peterborough and District Wapiti Métis Council – Senator Terrance Bloom
MNO Sudbury Métis Council – Senator Cecile Coutu 
MNO Sunset Country Métis Council – Senator John George
MNO Superior North Shore Métis Council – Senator Paul Turpin
MNO Temiskaming Métis Council – Senator Liliane Ethier
MNO Thames Bluewater Metis Council – Senator Gloria Thomson
MNO Thunder Bay Métis Council – Senator Debra Grebenc
MNO Timmins Métis Council – Senator Come Lefebvre
MNO Toronto-York Region Métis Council – Senator Suzanne Brunelle
MNO Windsor-Essex-Kent Métis Council – Senator Garry Lovell

Veterans Senator

Senator Steven Callaghan

Honourary Senators

Senator Gerry Bedford
Senator Reta Gordon
Senator Roland St. Germain
Senator Audrey Vallee
Senator Verna Porter-Brunelle
Senator Joseph Bergie 

Updated: July 21, 2021