The Health Priorities of Métis Youth in Ontario:
New research engagement amplifies the voices of Métis youth

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) has launched a comprehensive research engagement to address the health priorities of Métis youth in Ontario. This ground-breaking project will amplify the voices of Métis youth and inform targeted health and wellness policies and programs.

Researchers are currently seeking MNO citizens aged between 16-29 years, who have participated in at least one MNO land-based or youth activity.* By sharing your insights on health and health priorities, you directly contribute to shaping future health initiatives for Métis youth in Ontario.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage virtually with a Métis youth member of the research team via one-hour Zoom  sessions. As a token of appreciation for their time and contribution, participants will receive a $100 gift card.

This research will enrich our understanding of the health needs and priorities of Métis youth, and serve as a guiding force for the development of policies and programs tailored specifically to address these needs. This collaborative approach will ensure that the voices and needs of Métis youth are central in the development of health policies and programs that will impact their lives and the lives of  generations to come.

To share your perspective and help shape the future of Métis youth health initiatives, please visit this link. For further inquiries or information regarding the study, please contact the research team at

*Valid citizenship number is needed to participate. Your citizenship number will be collected and verified by the MNO registry.

About the study

This research initiative is made possible through funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Youth Catalyst Grant, with additional support provided by the Métis Nation of Ontario.

This study is undertaken in partnership with the MNO Youth Council, the MNO Healing & Wellness Branch and co-principal investigators Abigail Simms (MNO citizen and youth) and Dr. Sarah Edwards, Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and MNO Epidemiologist.