MNO AGA - August 19-21, 2022

Register Now for the 29th MNO Annual General Assembly

Every year, MNO citizens and leadership from Métis communities across Ontario gather to make their voices heard, review the successes of the past year, and set a course for the coming year. For the past two years, the AGA was held virtually to ensure the safety and wellbeing of MNO citizens, families, and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year we are gathering again with friends, family and colleagues from across Ontario — in person and virtually! (Reminder: those attending virtually will not be able to vote on AGA resolutions).

THE AGA IS OPEN TO ALL MNO CITIZENS

MNO Citizens can register for the AGA by clicking the link below which will direct you to the online registration form. Please fill out the information in full in order to allow the event organizers to process your registration for this event.

The MNO AGA is open to all citizens, whether or not they have been designated by a local Community Council to attend. Citizens are encouraged to complete the online registration in advance so that we have an idea of numbers of citizens to expect for meals, meeting space, etc.

The venue for the AGA will be the Intercontinental Hotel, located at 225 Front St W in Toronto steps away from downtown attractions.

The MNO has been able to secure a preferred room rate for AGA attendees at two hotels: at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre (where the meetings will be taking place) for $209.00 plus 4% Municipal Accommodation tax, plus 13% HST, for a total of $245.62 a night, and at the Delta Chelsea for $269 a night. When citizens register to attend the AGA they will receive a confirmation email that includes the MNO’s promotion codes and other information to book accommodations at these hotels.  Please note that the available rooms will be allocated on a first-come first served basis, and the MNO room rate will only be available until July 17, 2022.    

PLEASE NOTE: All attendees 5 years of age and older will be required to provide proof upon arrival that they are fully vaccinated (as per the Government of Ontario’s definition of fully vaccinated, is currently defined as two shots).

collage of AGA canoe arrival photosMNO PRESIDENT’S WELCOME and CANOE ARRIVAL • Thursday, August 18, 2022

As has been the MNO’s tradition, prior to the start of the AGA, delegates will gather to cheer on the arrival of MNO leadership, special guests and other dignitaries via canoe. This year, the canoes arrive on the evening of Thursday, August 18 at Toronto Island Park at 6PM where there will also be a community BBQ and an outdoor “Kitchen Party” with live music. Stay tuned for more details on the President’s Welcome and Canoe Arrival festivities.

In an effort to be kind to the environment we encourage everyone to bring a refillable water bottle. We will supply refilling stations. Thank you for your support

Mini Draft AGA Agenda

collage of AGA business photosAGA BUSINESS MEETINGS • August 19-21, 2022

The AGA will begin its business agenda on Friday, August 19, 2022 at 8:30 AM EST and continuing to 4:30 PM EST. The business agenda for Saturday, August 20 will similarly take place from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. On Sunday, August 21 business starts at 8:30 AM and is scheduled to end at Noon.

TRADE SHOW and “CAMP AGA” (CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES AND DAYCARE)

A trade show will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel, starting on Thursday, August 18 and running through to the end of the AGA on Sunday, August 21. The MNO invites interested vendors, corporations, small businesses and non-profit organizations to submit an application to participate in the Trade Show.

Adult-supervised children’s activities will be available for delegates starting on Friday, August 19, 2022 through to the end of the AGA on Sunday, August 21, 2022.

SPECIAL BUSINESS RESOLUTIONS

MNO citizens wanting to put forward special business resolutions at the 2022 MNO AGA should read the formal notice here.

 

If you have any questions about the AGA, please email AGA2022@metisnation.org