The Great Lakes Métis Council used funds provided to MNO Community Councils for COVID-19 relief to support their citizens by purchasing two fully butchered cows

Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Community Councils are finding amazing, community-focussed ways to use funds provided during the COVID-19 pandemic to support their citizens.

The Great Lakes Métis Council received $5,000 of as part of the MNO’s COVID-19 Emergency Financial Support programs funding.

The Great lakes Métis Council also received some financial support from local proponents such as Bruce Power and Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO),

With these funds the Council purchased two full-butchered cows.

According to the council, this was done to include fresh meat as part of care packages for citizens in need. The packages were delivered to more than 100 MNO citizens that were negatively affected by the pandemic. The packages included carrots, potatoes, onions, canned goods and cleaning supplies as well as the beef.

Community successes like this deserve to be highlighted as councils across the MNO are stepping up to help their citizens who are the most in need.


  • Several financial support programs have been introduced throughout the pandemic which includes financial support for parents, those who have lost employment, parents of children with special needs and support for small Métis businesses through the Métis Voyageur Development Fund.
  • This support is one of a number of similar stories happening throughout the pandemic, including care package delivery by members of the Windsor Council
  • Support for citizens continues to be offered. For those in need please call 1-800-263-4889 or email
  • Further information on programs offered can be found on the MNO website:

Posted on July 27, 2020